If you need more freedom around the story, draft to draft, change the character names. Characters aren’t real, and they aren’t you. By arbitrarily changing their names, you get the distance you need to really torture a character. Or worse, delete a character, if that’s what the story really needs.

Palahniuk, C. (2020). 13 Writing Tips. Retrieved 21 February 2020, from https://chuckpalahniuk.net/features/13-writing-tips

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