Learn how to fix your boring “Mary Sue” or “Gary Stu” characters with these six helpful tips on how to create an interesting and dynamic protagonist.
Category: How Tos: Fiction
External conflict vs. internal conflict. Find out what both these terms mean and how to use them to bring your fictional characters to life!
Learn the power of nonlinear narratives, and how the best authors this tool to create themes and highlight character arcs!
Answer all your questions about how to write in first, second, and third person point of view. Every point of view is covered including how to use tense.
Learn what makes a perfect dynamic hero, or villain, and what sets dynamic characters apart from the other main types of characters.
Do you know what I hate? Spoilers. A few years back when a new Star Wars movie hit theaters someone on my social media posted a huge spoiler. For fun. Some people just want to see the world burn. But, why do we get so upset by spoilers? I think because audiences are motivated by
8 fiction- writing tips on how to create villains that will challange your protagonist and capture your readers’ imagination
What is a MacGuffin? Well, Wikipedia defines MacGuffin as… Just kidding. When you hear the word MacGuffin think motivation. That’s all MacGuffins are. A thing for your characters to chase after. A plot device, usually in the form of an object, that propels the action of your story. MacGuffins are often mystical in nature. Relics
This post contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links 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
Learn what an inciting incident is, and the five story essentials that your inciting incident must address to set off an effective conflict for your plot.