How to give your protagonist a balanced diet—it'll improve your story.
We learn that when it says he’s “bad” at evocation, what they mean is that he’s “too good” at it
A lot of things can go wrong with a story’s beginning, and one of the most common problems is that it’s just boring.
Believe it or not, we occasionally run into characters that impress us.
Candy and spinach are important concepts because they describe two critical elements of character likability.
Character karma is a useful concept that helps us understand how to craft stories that are engaging and satisfying.
Last year, Handbook for Mortals by Lani Sarem cheated its way to the top of the New York Times YA bestseller list.
These five could've used at least a few bites of cake here and there.
What to consider when crafting your protagonist with a morally gray streak.
These protagonists needed to lay off the junk once in a while.
It’s the invisible force that makes it feel like characters deserve good things or bad things.
Oh boy do writers love to get this wrong.
You’ve got your basic cast figured out, but the characters are missing something.
What would you say your greatest weakness is?
We all know that you’re very special and don’t need to follow any rules.
Don't hang your plot on a broken setting.
How does the movie's final act build to its resolution?
Is something bad going to happen?