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 Continue Reading
This week I was lucky enough to score a guest post over at author Elizabeth Craig’s blog. I wrote on a subject I’m painfully familiar with- Rejection. More specifically, How to Survive Rejection. Please check it out, and all the other great posts on Elizabeth’s blog. Consider this a companion Continue Reading
Elizabeth is the bestselling cozy mystery author of the Southern Quilting mysteries, the Myrtle Clover Cozy Mysteries, the upcoming Village Library Mysteries, and Memphis Barbeque mysteries for Penguin Random House, Midnight Ink, and independently.
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 Continue Reading
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 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.
This post contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links Do you love Halloween? I know I do, and I’ve noticed that there are plenty of lists compiling great movies to watch during this spookiest of seasons. But, I’m here to tell Continue Reading
Suspense- What it is, and what it’s not. Let’s get one thing straight, Suspense is not synonymous with horror, thrillers., or mysteries. Suspense is a pivotal aspect of all storytelling. Suspense drives stories, all stories. Whether your writing a romantic comedy or an epic fantasy, Suspense is a required ingredient Continue Reading