Ever ended a rough week by killing off one of your characters? Yeah, me too. No matter what people say, it can be cathartic. Even therapeutic. But, for authors with little to no drug knowledge, plot twists involving an overdose (accidental or otherwise) can seem complicated.… Read the post
Every writer dreams of developing characters who continue
to lurk in a reader’s memory long after the story is over. Memorable characters,
well-rounded dynamic beings who grow and change over the course of a book, will
make a great story even better.… Read the post
What does it mean to tell your story forward? Whatever point you choose to drop the reader into your story, start there and move each scene forward in chronological order. The idea sounds simple, but it’s easy to think we’re doing it when we’re really not.… Read the post
Some of the smallest words in English (and other languages) are pronouns, but they have a profound impact on meaning and emotions. Using them well in our writing is a powerful shortcut to help our readers.
Pronouns can be proclamations of our psyches to the world, about how we feel about ourselves and others around us.… Read the post