The love interest is an integral part of contemporary plot structure. But too often that character is little more than a pretty face designed to be the main character’s dream girl. Today’s love interest needs to be more than just a skirt waiting to be rescued. Make sure your love interest is a person who matters.
Why I write Fantasy. This is my first post on the blog hop The Insecure Writers Support Group: a monthly blog hop therapy group for writers.(If you’re here for my writing lessons and have no need for this warm-fuzzy-feeling stuff, I’ll see you on Friday.)
Adding material to your manuscript to solve a problem? The magic fix-it scene rarely works. While these scenes are intended to solve a specific problem, they often cause a host of other issues. But there is a better way
The inciting incident is the event that forces the character to action. It is the one event that sets him on his path. Make sure yours is up to the task
Hooks versus themes.The difference between theme and hook can be confusing. Learn what they are and why your story needs them.
Scene planning worksheets will give you a simple framework to brainstorm your ideas so you will be ready when you actually have time to write.
Trying to sneak backstory into your dialogue rarely works. Fortunately, there is a better way