Do you have a certain story vibe in your head, or some characters or scenes that you want to write but don't have a full plot for? Here are some tips to help flesh out your idea into a story!
Writing Realistic Siblings
A lot of siblings in novels...aren't very realistic. There are exceptions, such as the March sisters in Little Women and the Weasley family from Harry Potter. Here are a few tips to keep your siblings realistic.
Writing a Likable Villain
1. Give them a goal Everyone wants something, and it's especially true for characters. Why else would the reader want to stick with them for an entire novel (or short story)?
6 Beautifully-Written Novels
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Writing Character Descriptions That Aren’t Boring
A lot of character descriptions in short stories and novels will include basic things like a character's height, eye color, hair color, and age. And even though these can tell readers more about the character, people are more complex than what they look like. Here are a few ideas for including more interesting character descriptions. … Continue reading Writing Character Descriptions That Aren’t Boring
Common Halloween Tropes
Some people really love tropes, but others don't. Here's a list of common tropes found in stories about Halloween, to include or to steer clear of.
21 Ideas for Spooky Settings
If you want to write a Halloween-inspired story but don't know where to have it take place, here are some ideas.
10 Halloween Writing Prompts
With Halloween coming up, here are 10 writing prompts for the holiday.
How Important is Character Motivation?
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?
10 Holiday Writing Prompts!
Happy Holidays! Here are 10 writing prompts for the holiday season.