Hi, Gang, Craig here again. I may make this a sporadic series, and I welcome my Story Empire compatriots to steal it and use it any time they like. We talk about all kinds of things here, always with a positive shiny face on it. That ends today. Today, we're going to break things. Honestly, … Continue reading Let’s Break Stuff: Passive Characters
Hi, Gang, Craig here again, and today my assignment is a "writing question." We try to stay on a rotation for Friday's, and we have assigned topics. My problem is what to do with this topic. See, nobody asked me a question that I could answer. I could ask a question here, and hope you … Continue reading Friday Writing Question… kind of
Hello SErs! Harmony here. During a recent conversation with friends, which brought immense amusement, we talked about the ways in which we describe people. This got me thinking about the common descriptors we use in general and how we can enhance characterisations in our fictional writing. To give you some idea, the conversation included my … Continue reading Guess Who?
Hello, SEers! Mae here today with an overdue confession. Perhaps I should explain how it came about... Even writers who carefully plot, plan, and meticulously outline their novels have the unexpected happen. For authors who routinely pants their books, it’s common to have twists pop out of the blue. But what about characters? I’ve found … Continue reading Confessions of a (soon to be) Reformed Pantser
A lot of work goes into writing a well-developed novel. Planning, plotting, outlining (even pansters need a general story idea). An author must create interesting characters and settings, write scenes that keep the reader interested… The list goes on. Writers need to know proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Even when sending to an editor, the … Continue reading Creating a Strong Story With Character Arcs