A writing prompt for the early middle of a book when the character feels like an emotional beach ball trapped on the ocean waves.
I created this writing prompt, “”Fissure”, for the last section of a book. Character flaws are a powerful way to power the story. Perhaps the most potent type of character flaw is one that appears because of one or more event in the backstory and now is part of the character’s belief system. Write a […]
Three ways to create characters that encourage the creation of multiple characters with few or no overlapping traits.
Chess is a story as well as a game. This article shows parallels between writer strategy and chess strategy.
Chess is a story as well as a game. This article shows parallels between stages of story plots and stages of chess games.
A writing prompt that uses an accidental antagonist.
Chess is a story as well as a game. This article looks at parallels between story people and chess pieces.
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…But structure, when used simply as a shortcut can become a lock on our creativity…
Writing preferences vary and overlap greatly within the writing community. A ten question survey seemed a fun & brief way to help writers articulate their preferences and then see how they are different yet similar to other writers.
And here are the results!