5 Must-Dos for Creating Believable Characters
She came to you in a dream, at the dinner table, in the shower. What did she tell you? Did she speak at all? Did her looks explain everything? The majority of writers understand they cannot completely control their characters. Why? When you create them they become their own person. The writer is just there to report the journey through the conflicts they made. (If you need help with conflicts, start here: Conflict and Character.) I've read from several reference books on how I go about…
Deeper Character Development: 5 Things to Know About Your Main Characters
Jill Williamson is a chocolate loving, daydreaming, creator of kingdoms. She writes weird books in lots of weird genres like fantasy ( Blo...
5 TED talks for creative writers
The mission of TED is best told in their own words: “TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a c…
How to End a Story - The Art of Narrative
Knowing how to end a story is one of the most important skills in fiction writing. Learn six key factors that will ensure you nail the ending of your story!
Setting up a Writer's Notebook
Setting up a writer's notebook to collect all your creative ideas in an organized way. Work through the writing process with these easy tips!
The TED Talk for writers who can't afford conferences | Katie Lewis
Why aren't you running your writing life? You're spending at least an hour a day trolling that writing group you joined on Facebook, cheering on others' wins and supporting those who struggle with motivation. The latter, dollface, is you. You're lazy, and it isn't a good look. I have a few things t
5 Things All Writers Should Keep Track of
I've been a writer, in the story kind of way, since I was about nine. I was reading tons of Magic Tree House and thought it would be awesome to write adventuro
How to Make a Character’s Death *Heartbreaking*
Asterisks for *emphasis.* I’ll be honest with you – a majority of the people who read my books tell me these same things: “Why did so-and-so have to die?!” “Noo…