Conflict and intensity in a story must be timed to avoid both boredom and exhaustion.
Things are heating up this week, because we're talking about dragons, salamanders, and more!
Conflict centralizes tension and tension drives the story.
Is lost knowledge always found in the last place you look?
These side characters impede not only the hero, but the story itself.
What people actually mean when they say “character driven,” and how plot strengthens character.
Pulpy scifi action can go hand in hand with relevant commentary.
The term “prescriptivism” gets thrown around a lot, but what does it really mean?
The worst story ever written... or is it?
But what is a flat character, really? Where did the term come from, and is it always bad?
Most writers will seek out editing at some point, but what kind of editing should you get?
Creating a selfish main character is tricky but not impossible.
Behold, an introduction, a beginning if you will, and we shall, heretofore, lay out the topic.