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Indirect vs. Direct Characterization

Indirect vs. Direct Characterization

Author: LaShanda Lawrence

This lesson introduces indirect and direct characterization in fiction writing.

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Characterization helps the reader learn more about the character. A writer has several options when providing information about characters.

Source: LaShanda Lawrence