Learn the power of nonlinear narratives, and how the best authors this tool to create themes and highlight character arcs!
Writing your first novel is freaking hard. Actually, that’s an understatement. Sixty-thousand words. Hundreds upon hundreds of pages of story. A pure creative effort that can stand on its own. How does that even happen? Think of all the things that go into a good story. Intriguing characters, a gripping Continue Reading
What is an Inciting Incident? Put simply, an inciting incident is a story event that sets off the conflict of your plot. Everything that comes before your inciting incident is what we call exposition. Here, you’re giving your reader background information on characters, setting, etc. Will talk more about exposition Continue Reading
Learn how to outline your story using the four act structure!
Some people say the ending is the most important part of a story. I’m inclined to agree. Mess up the ending, and your reader will feel cheated. Like they’ve wasted their time. The greatest premise in the world won’t mean squat if you can’t stick the landing. I’ve experienced this Continue Reading
You’ve knocked out your First Act and you have a killer Inciting Incident. What now? Well, it’s time for your Second Act, and in this act, your protagonist has one job- To Respond. A good First Act will end with a major plot point that will disrupt the protagonist’s life Continue Reading
When I started writing fiction I had no idea what I was doing. The stories I produced were what I like to call amoebas. They were amorphous blobs with no structure and very little plot. My stories were basically daydreams that I transcribed onto paper. I soon realized that my Continue Reading