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 […]

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 […]

Third Person

Hey Lovelies! Drum roll please! I will finally, without much more fan fare and false promises to post it,  be talking about the third person POV. After that, I wanted to talk about writing internal dialogue. Let’s dive into third person POV, with that definition: Third person: The third-person point of view belongs to the person […]

The Fallen Woman

Hey Lovelies, We talked about the Angel of the House or the perfect woman two weeks ago and this week we’re going to talk about the other side of that extreme. We’re going to talk about the Fallen Woman or the slut/whore. Our lives, of course, are binaries. We have to have contradictions so we […]

The Romance Genre

Hey Lovelies, We are now in February. This month I’d like to write about the topic of romance and love (I know February and love is such a cliche, especially since we just finished talking about them). Well, it’s not going to start off with hearts and rainbows. I have a rant about the genre […]