Finding Theme Through Characters

You can find your main theme imbedded within your protagonist’s character arc. You can then develop that theme by exploring both sides of the theme through other characters’ arcs, subplots, advice, and examples.

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What Flash Fiction and Stand-Up Comedy Have In Common

No, this isn’t a joke. Flash fiction and stand-up comedy have a great deal in common. For starters, both forms are compact surprises. How do they do this?  It’s all in the set-up, the delivery, and the punch. Let’s look at each  in turn… The Set-Up The Set-up answers the 5 W’s: Who, What, When, […]

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World Building: Government

      I assume you know the different types of government that have appeared thoughout history. You’ve probably even chosen one for several of your peoples. The decision seems easy on the surface but the effects of this choice are often overlooked. The life of someone living in a theocracy is vastly different from someone living […]

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