For those writers who want to improve (or begin to create) dynamic relationships for their characters, here are 4 points to keep in mind.
Three ways to create characters that encourage the creation of multiple characters with few or no overlapping traits.
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.
I remember the first time I killed a character. I cried for a day and then resurrected him. I’ve since gotten better at killing them. One of my writer friends once said “I kill people for a living”. I don’t know if she was quoting someone else, but her words stuck with me. She meant […]
English: Stone carvings at St Mary’s church (16) Two more fantastical creatures, perhaps a dragon and a cat(?) standing on its back legs. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Myths are found in every culture from Ancient Greece to Pre-Columbian Cuba. Myths are stories of important events and people from the past. Most times these stories have fantastical […]
Flickr Chinese Dragon Year Statue (Photo credit: epSos.de) In the next six days, I share several ways to create “complete” non-human races. If you hope to create fantastical beasts and characters that have depth and complexity, then you need them to come from a race that has those same traits. If you write fantasy, science […]