The Proper Way to Kill Your Character

You’re at a pivotal moment in your story, and you may be thinking: should you kill your character off? Killing a character is a big deal, especially if you’re writing a trilogy. You know readers will be upset when you end the life of their favorite character. And sometimes, it’s hard to let go of […]

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 Create Protagonists that Readers Love

Protagonists

You can learn how to create lovable protagonists by focusing on what connects them with readers. And that boils down to a few things. The first being that you need to create round, dynamic characters that your readers relate to and sympathize with. That process starts with some character development. But because protagonists run the […]

How to Work With Beta Readers

Next to editors, beta readers are your next best friend. They’re generally our biggest champions and friends, and they are always eager to read our work. Beta readers help us find the problems with our novel before it gets released to the rest of the world. Best of all, most of them want to read […]

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 Writers Can Navigate Dystopian Worlds Successfully

Hey, Lovelies! You’re angry. You’re fed up. And you want to see change now. No more climate change. No more coronavirus. And you want a government that helps you – not one that locks you in your house. The system just isn’t working for you anymore. So we’re going to break free of those bonds today. […]

A Writer’s Survival Guide to the Post-Apocalyptic World

Hey, Lovelies! Phew! We got through the apocalypse! Now, what do we do? That’s going to be the focus of today’s post. Getting through that post-apocalyptic world. So get out your compass, we’re going to get straight to exploring. Post-Apocalyptic Worlds Post-Apocalyptic Fiction: a subgenre of science fiction and/or fantasy that takes place after the end […]

The Ultimate Guide to Plot (Part 3): How Plot Structures Differ Across Mediums

Hey, Lovelies! I hope everyone is doing well and that 2020 is off to a good start so far! As promised, we’re going to be looking at the ways plot can differ between films, television series, plays, novels, short stories, etc. Yes, there are slight differences as to how each form of storytelling is set […]

Themes, Motifs, and Symbols

Hey Lovelies! I hope everyone had a great weekend! As promised we’re going to be talking about themes, motifs and symbols today. Before we get to that, I do want to let everyone know that I may not be posting at all next week. My partner and I will be moving out to Vancouver on […]