Storytellers have been following the same themes for centuries. Here are five steps that will give you an insight into the methods that have kept audiences coming back for more, generation after generation.
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14. Why must you tell THIS story? What’s the belief burning within you that your story feeds off of? That’s the heart of it.
15. If you were your character, in this situation, how would you feel? Honesty lends credibility to unbelievable situations.
16. What are the stakes? Give us reason to root for the character. What happens…
by A.F. Stewart Every genre has its classic tropes and fantasy is no exception. There’s the noble quest, the human suddenly drawn into a magical world, the chosen one, the great warrior making a stand against evil, the peasant that turns out to be a lost king, and so on. Each trope, of […]
How to Easily Write an Ebook for Free by Janice Wald If you’ve been wanting to write an ebook, but struggled to know exactly where to start, I can help. I followed these tips when I published my ebook. Once you’re done reading this article, you’ll be able to follow these tips […]
Creating Suspense in Fiction: Starve Your Children and Feed Them Herrings by Matthew Brockmeyer If there’s one thing a writer wants, it’s for readers to keep those pages turning, and there’s no better way to do this than by creating suspense. No matter the genre, be it highbrow-literary fiction, romance, horror or […]
We all need someone to push us toward the things we want to accomplish from time to time. We all need weekly and daily opportunities to recenter ourselves to what’s important in life. Always revisit and rely on those people and things that help you remember who you are and what you want for your […]
by Pablo Palazuelo 1. Be patient Writing a book usually takes a long time, unless you’re really lucky or already a pro. There are so many things to do, including come up with a good plot, do research, and develop your characters. You have to do all that and also keep surprising your […]
by Jay Donnelly If you want to make your living putting pen to paper, you need to treat it like any other business. That means you have to be serious about your writing craft, as well as the actual business side of writing. To that end, you will need to ensure that you have […]