Even dark stories can add a little escapism.
Your subconscious isn't the only source of great ideas.
Somehow, we have to keep our protagonists from pairing up on page five.
How to get your new superhero in trouble.
What to do when one conversation could ruin your plot.
Add excitement without sacrificing what's important.
How to put good people at odds without making them look mean or unreasonable.
Let the season of witchery begin!
It takes a little effort to make inheritance compelling.
Characters can be grating without being abusive.
No violence is needed to create excitement.
The structures in place to teach storytelling are woefully inadequate.
Coolness goes far beyond how well it stabs things.
Take off your helmet and don your plot armor, it's time for a fight!
I’ve got nothing against a good war – in fiction anyway.
Most authors listen to music while they write.
Writer’s block is an unpleasant experience, to say the least.
In many horror movies, the black woman is a mere friend – cannon fodder, to put it bluntly.
How to concoct a victory for your protagonists when their odds feel slim.