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30.08.2011 23:58    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Tips  Storyboarding  Novel Writing      Tags: harry taylor  storyboarding  novel  writing  tips  chapters  storyline  
Before computers and all the software that lets a writer technologically storyboard his or her novel in Excel or other "trackers," ...
 
30.08.2011 23:08    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing Tips  Writing Craft  Novel Writing      Tags: write garda parker  your novel in 30 days  a 10-step guide  
If you've always wanted to write a novel but didn't know where to start or how long it would take to finish (if, indeed, you did finish!), this article is for you.
 
28.08.2011 18:04    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Structure  Screenwriting  Screenwriters  Writing Tips      Tags: marilyn horowitz  screenwriting  structure your screenplay  
Most of us have read quite a few books on screenwriting, attended classes, watched videos and perhaps even had some success selling our screenplays
 
28.08.2011 17:46    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing  Writing Characters  Writing Theme  Writing Tips      Tags: character  theme  character theme  character pro  
As writers we've had the concept of "theme" pounded into our heads. "What's your story about?" Every story needs a theme: a single word that tells us the core of the story--or, what it's about.
 
28.08.2011 17:40    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing  Writing Characters  Writing Craft  Writing Tips      Tags: boring secondary character  secondary character  character pro  
How many times have we read through a story and found one or two secondary characters that just seem flat? There's something missing there.
 
28.08.2011 17:33    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing  Writing Characters  Writing Craft  Writing Tips      Tags: seven deadly sins  character motivation  fiction writing  
The famous (or is it infamous?) Seven Deadly Sins can be a great source for interesting motivations for the bad guy of your story.
 
25.08.2011 18:47    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing  Writing Characters  Writing Craft  Writing Tips      Tags: character tips  character  character pro  minor character  
What are some simple tricks to add instant personality to a minor character? Here are four techniques pros use to add a special touch to a character who's there to serve a function and not much else.
 
25.08.2011 18:37    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Writing  Writing Characters  Writing Craft  Writing Tips      Tags: stress to reveal character  character pro  character arc.  
Let's focus on using stressful situations to reveal character and better define a character arc.
 
25.08.2011 18:31    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing  Writing Characters  Writing Craft  Writing Tips      Tags: character tips  character  writing tips  character pro  
Truly great characters have an innate consistency that can only come from knowing the character's inner workings. Spend the time developing the spine. Your characters will be better differentiated.
 
22.08.2011 04:40    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing  Writing Characters  Writing Craft      Tags: show  don't tell  fiction writing  terescia harvey  
What makes this a bad thing? For one, if it's used too often in a story, it keeps the reader at a distance from what the character feels.
 
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