This silly-sounding spectrum has a huge impact on how we respond to characters.
Only one of them is a good choice for 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.
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.
What if a character was just nice and dependable?
Have you heard the Klingon proverb that revenge is a dish best served cold?
The first step to fixing a candied character is recognizing them.
It’s the invisible force that makes us 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.