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?
Creating a selfish main character is tricky but not impossible.
Characters traveling doesn't have to be boring.
Every bit of triumph or heartache has to be built up by the storyteller.
Characters can be grating without being abusive.
Readers need to know things to understand your story.
Islamophobic tropes in stories make the world a more dangerous place for real Arabs and Muslims.
In storytelling, happy endings are the default for good reason.
Direct instruction is not the only way to learn story technique.
Tense scenes make for tense stories.
Sometimes you want a story to do one thing, but you also want it to do another thing.
Leaving out important events will frustrate audiences; putting in unimportant ones will bore them.