Stringing a bunch of events together at random is much simpler than building something that leaves the reader emotionally satisfied with the results.
There are many ways to create characters. You could read tips on creating well-rounded characters or consult this infographic on how to achieve “epicness.” When it comes to defining intelligences and personality, some people like to use personality tests to find out more about the people who populate their fictional worlds. The Theory of Multiple
We’ve all heard the old chestnut “God is in the details.” Basically, it means that details are important. A great story is built up of tiny little details. The single sentence spoken by Character X at the beginning of Chapter One may become instrumental in the outcome of Chapter Forty-Six, or the carelessness in Chapter Four could
Whether you won or didn’t win NaNoWriMo a couple days ago, you are further today than you were when November started. Some of you finished your novel, some of you met your 50K goal and still need to finish, some of you didn’t get nearly as much done as you’d hoped. No matter where your
Some writers see plotting as a jumbled up bowl of spaghetti beyond their ability to comprehend. It is, by far, the most nerve-wracking aspect of the writing process. The most boring is editing, but that’s another subject. You may see plotting much like this first chart: While it gets from A to