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Questions 147: Meyers-Briggs and Characterization

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JR asks:
“Are the Meyers-Briggs personality types useful for characterization? What do you use for creating your characters?”

Authors referenced:
Stephen King

Books referenced:
Misery by Stephen King

Questions 80: Writing Villain-Free Novels

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Krysteen asks:
“I don’t have a villain in my story–is this okay? How does a person do this?”

Books discussed and recommended:
Earth Abides by George Stewart
Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Caroll
Tunnel in the Sky by Robert A. Heinlein
The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Questions 29: Attracting Other Kinds of Readers

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Sgt Mike asks:
How can I attract women to my military SF? How do you attract readers, in general, who don’t traditionally read your genre?