How to put words on paper?
Sometimes a story is created as one thing, but you want to make it into another thing.
Due to a number of prejudices and misunderstandings, a lot of people don’t understand what fanfiction is or how it works.
In storytelling, happy endings are the default for good reason.
Before your hero can clock in for a space 9 to 5, they first have to commute to work.
Sometimes you want a story to do one thing, but you also want it to do another thing.
Pew pew, laser beams!
What’s that feeling inside you?
What’s that, you want to know how to tell jokes in fiction? I guess we could… humor you.
Water, earth, fire, Amelia Earhart.
First there’s a problem, then there’s a turning point, and then… darn it, what comes after the turning point?
Shhhh, don’t tell anyone we’re recording a podcast about magic that no one knows about.
One big novel is great, but what if it was a bunch of tiny novels instead?
You’ve got your basic cast figured out, but the characters are missing something.
The main character needs agency, but they don't need to be proactive.
You thought this was going to be a short blurb explaining the podcast, but actually it’s a meta reference to the episode’s subject.
You have an idea.
Every story needs to be called something, but the title you choose shouldn’t be a last-minute afterthought.
We’ve all heard how important it is for writers to “kill their darlings,” but what does that actually mean?
Why is your hero doing what they’re doing? Do you know? Do they know?