How your story's big bad can stick in readers' minds.
Why this widespread story term isn't as catch-all as it looks.
These attributes will have readers raising their eyebrows.
How your beginning can hook readers from the get-go.
How to generate side characters that stick at the drop of a hat.
Why some characters stick in readers' minds—and what we can learn from them.
How far you should tip your storytelling hand about an important character's fate.
The pros and cons of these personality-lacking protagonists.
How to run your RPG story without moving locations.
How your story can treat its darker-skinned characters like trash.
Steer clear of these finales, especially if you're new to storytelling.
How to balance inter-player conflict in a way that's fun for everyone.
How to take your campaign's heebie-jeebies beyond the written word.
These protagonists were out of everyone else's league.
How to make your campaign's screw-ups meaningful—but not so destructive that players get annoyed.
How your prose story can send chills down readers' spines.
Why your story shouldn't skip around in different characters' heads.
How your plot and your setting can build off each other.
Why characters breaking social conventions improve the stories they star in.