While all rules can be broken, breaking them successfully takes a robust knowledge of storytelling principles.
Which one of the hosts will turn out to be evil this week?
Five popular storytelling ideas that you'd be better off ignoring.
Five places for your story to boldly go that few have gone to before.
How your twist can make the leap from oddly confusing to pleasantly surprising.
Six characters who haven't gotten their time in the spotlight—and whom you could give it to.
Clunky dialogue and a lack of context bog down this spooky opening.
How to make your story's feeling and setting believable—including when you change it.
How your story's climax can pack the biggest dramatic punch possible.
Why you should check out this fantastical turtle-borne series.
Why characters breaking social conventions improve the stories they star in.