Genre Mindmaps | creative writing blog
I’m very good at coming up with story “sparks” – too good, in fact – but I always find it a trial to develop those ideas into fully-fledged stories. One technique I use is to create mind-maps. I thought I would share my genre mind maps in case they can help you in your hour…
25 Fantasy Writing Prompts
If you wait for inspiration to strike before you start writing, you might never put fingers to keys. Here are 25 fantasy writing prompts to get you started.
How to Weave Threads of Tension Through Your Story — Well-Storied.
Every story is a carefully woven tapestry of tensions. And while narrative tensions can vary in both nature and magnitude, every form of tension has the power to create dissonance that’s vital to a story’s success. It’s this dissonance, the divide between a character and an object of their desire,
Common Character Habits by AnikaandAj on DeviantArt
So, this came a lot later than I had planned, but here it is! The fifth (and possibly final) addition to my Character Reference Series. This might have ... Common Character Habits
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5 Ways to Limit Your Character's Options - and Make Your Story Better - Helping Writers Become Authors
Given a predicament, a character in a story will have a number of options on how to proceed. As in real life, some of those options will be more sensible than others. Doing the sensible thing saves a lot of grief and trouble, which is why it is absolutely no good for fiction writers.
15 Questions Authors Should Ask Characters | Writers Write
Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. Use our list of 15 questions authors should ask characters to make them more believable.
How to Create a Remarkable Villain (Beyond the Clichés!)
Three steps to writing a villain like Voldemort and the Joker. Write the villain character as a reflection of the hero, who exposes uncomfortable truths.
Our Fall Historical Fiction Collection | Penguin Random House
Find your next historical fiction read on this book list. These novels are set around the world and across time, from World War II England to Paris in World War I, to the American South of the early 20th century.