Superhero stories can be fun but also incredibly difficult to write—think Marvel or DC movies but in book format. You need to be able to balance a lot of things: character development, plot, realistic technology/powers, and a believable conflict. Here are the basic elements you need in order to craft a superhero story.
Diversity in writing is incredibly important—it allows for everyone to feel seen and represented in stories they love. It can get murky and often controversial, so here are a few things to remember when writing a diverse cast of characters. Research This is so incredibly important. If you're writing diverse characters, they have to be … Continue reading Writing Diversity
Mystery is a large genre, and like fantasy has subgenres inside of it. Here is a quick overview of some of the subgenres.
Tips for Writing a First Draft
Starting to write a novel can be a daunting task, and many writers stress about first drafts. Here are a few reminders to keep in mind while writing.
5 Methods of Plotting
Plotting is a mystery to many writers. There are many ways you can go about it, and more than discussed in this post, but here are 5 methods of plotting you can use.
Tropes: to include or to avoid?
Tropes have always been a part of the writing world, but with the introduction of TikTok and the rise of BookTok/Bookstagram, they've become very common, and oftentimes a selling point for a lot of books. People have mixed opinions on their usage; some think they're unoriginal and boring, while others love them. So: should you include tropes or should you avoid them?
How to Turn an Idea into a Story
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!
Balancing School and Writing
While writing is a great hobby to have, it's also important to establish some boundaries while studying in order to maintain focus. School is ultimately your top priority and writing shouldn't get in the way of it. Here are a few reminders/tips to help.
How to Write a Cozy Mystery
Masterclass defines a cozy mystery as a story that "embodies the key components of classic mystery novels—suspense, misdirection, intrigue, and some degree of criminality—while eschewing the graphic violence and profanity that is often embedded in pulpier mysteries." It has become a popular sub-genre of many crime novels, and if you're looking to write a more family-friendly mystery it's the perfect way to go.
Writing a Story Set in Medieval Europe
Medieval Europe is a common theme for many novels or short stories, especially in the fantasy genre. But it's also important to stick to the historical facts, so here are a few aspects of history to stay mindful of while writing a story set in medieval Europe. Geographical Europe is bordered by two oceans: the … Continue reading Writing a Story Set in Medieval Europe