Stories have to have a conflict. Without conflict, there’s no tension, and, frankly, no reason for anyone to read your story.
The most frequent problem I see with drafts written in first person is the overuse of I-construction sentences, or its close cousin, “me” as object.
Writers should take more chances. Straying from the formula and worrying less about what will sell. Writers should listen to their own stories and do what the story demands.
Who’s in charge of your character’s life? It might not be who you think.
Using scene goals to create a deeper world.
Simple tips for raising the stakes and creating more tension in your manuscript.
Tips for making the unbelievable feel real
The unlikeable protagonist. Tips for writing jerks your readers will love.
Don’t introduce all your characters in the first chapter I’m ready. Well, I’m pretty sure I’m ready. This is not…