A lot of articles and blog posts will tell you that one of the most important parts of a novel is the character motivation. In most books, the character's goals are what drives the storyline. These kinds of books are often called character-driven stories, where the main plot is a supporter of the character's development. So: how important is character motivation in a character-driven novel?
Stephen King is regarded as one of the best (possibly the best) horror writers of the current time. He's written over 60 novels and 200 short stories, spanning over multiple genres—horror, mystery, fantasy, crime, science fiction, non-fiction, etc. If you're a horror or mystery writer, here are 5 Stephen King books/short stories that you should read.
you got a sunburn on the first day of grade school. strawberry juice ran down our stick fingers, our ruby eyes blindfolded. we were endless then. you traveled to scarlet, rocky mountains the summer before middle school. velvet sails of ships went with you, leaving only rugged waves and the stems of roses behind. you … Continue reading reddening: Original Content
sometimes i grope for words and laugh at myself afterwards. (because i’m supposed to be a writer, aren’t i?) other times, i sit on the chipping green bench and pretend to stare at the birds while i tap tap tap inside my head and live a different life. i let words and colors drench me … Continue reading a chipping green bench: Original Content
Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com 1. Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King This novel is a detective-thriller, and also a trilogy. It follows former police detective Bill Hodges as he tries to piece clues together to find Mr. Mercedes, a man who drove a car into a crowd waiting for a job fair. Some readers may … Continue reading 5 Mystery/Thriller Book Recommendations
you watched me cry, seeds running in narrow rivulets down my cheeks. we are swollen like bright pearls scraping along the edge of a shell; we are beautiful. my little wooden heart molds with wet, and when you take a step— it creaks. my tiny … Continue reading the girl who plays ukulele: Original Content
Happy Holidays! Here are 10 writing prompts for the holiday season.
Poetry is another great and beautiful form of writing, used to express ideas in a different way than a short story, novella, or novel. Sometimes, it's hard to come up with topics for poems, so here are 5 ideas to hopefully inspire you.
There are two general types of writers: plotters and pantsers. Of course, all writers are different, but these are the more common categories for writers.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, here are a few writing prompts to get in the mood!