How to Create the Worst Antagonists Around Town

Not many people like antagonists. They’re supposed to annoy the protagonists; to foil the plans of the heroes and create conflict. They are supposed to be a villain for our heroes to defeat. They create the conflict in our stories because they stand in the way of what we most want: money, power, for good […]

What’s the Deal with Anti-Heroes?

I don’t know about you, but I think the world has fallen in love with the idea of anti-heroes. We’ve seen many of them take over the big screen in recent years. Deadpool, Venom, the Driver from Drive, Flynn Ryder from Tangled, Tyrion Lannister, etc. have captured our hearts with their humor and underlying goodness. […]

Why is Character Development so Important?

When you ask most people what they like about Harry Potter or Gone with the Wind, it isn’t the plot that gets gushed over. It’s the characters. Our plot would mean nothing without characters to move it forward, making character development a vital part of the planning process. And character development gets confusing fast. There […]

How to Hook Readers with the First Sentence

We all know that first impressions matter. That’s why publishers and self-published authors alike put a lot of time and effort into designing brilliant book covers. It’s the first thing that draws your reader into your story. The second thing you need to worry about is your first sentence. There is a bit of a […]

How to Write a Trilogy

Hey, Lovelies! The apocalypse, post-apocalypse, and dystopian novels make a perfectly good trilogy. They flow into one another and show a logic chronological sequence of events – like all good trilogies do. Today’s post is going to not only help you decide if you should write a trilogy but show you the mechanics behind writing […]

How to Write a Page-Turner in the Fantasy Genre

Today, we’re talking about the fantasy genre, as promised. We’ll do a brief history of the genre, we’ll go over some of the differences between science fiction and fantasy, and then we’ll have our writing tips at the end. It’s the same deal as last time. If I have missed something in this post that […]