I created this writing prompt, “Mourner” for a reflective scene late in a character arc. Late in an arc, the character may still make mistakes but she realizes the role she plays in her choices. She tries to balance — or even counter — the negative in her life with the positive. Write a scene […]
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, […]
For those writers who want to improve (or begin to create) dynamic relationships for their characters, here are 4 points to keep in mind.
A writing prompt for the early middle of a book when the character feels like an emotional beach ball trapped on the ocean waves.
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.