External conflict vs. internal conflict. Find out what both these terms mean and how to use them to bring your fictional characters to life!
Point of view is the term used to describe who the author chooses to tell their story. But really, and more importantly, it’s who your reader is engaging with. Learn all the secret to crafting a perfect POV character for your story!
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 Continue Reading
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 Continue Reading
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.
I’m a night owl. Most evenings I stay up to the way, way past my bedtime. Some nights I sit on the couch scrolling through Youtube, nothing but the blue glow of the TV to keep me company. Others, I lay in bed staring at the ceiling fan whirling around, Continue Reading
What is Setting? Yes, its the background to your story. It’s the city or the house, or the mystical land where your characters interact, but it’s also much more. The setting is the foundation of your story. It’s what keeps your reader grounded in the fictional world you’ve constructed. So Continue Reading
What do you think is the most important element of a story? Some people say the plot. Others say the characters. They’re both wrong. The most important element you need to develope for your story is a theme! So, today we’ll learn how to write a strong theme. Sure stories Continue Reading