Category: Writing

Making your scene work

What a Scene Needs

How to make your scenes work. A good scene is more important than anything else. No doubt you’ve be told that you must grab a reader on the first page. Or that people can...

No Rules for Writing

The rules of writing.

Rules, Laws and Writing Gurus (ignore them). In life we crave certainty. It makes us feel secure. If you have ever studied Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, ‘Security’ is a base need. As humans once...

Likable Antagonists

Likeable Antagonists

Why should you focus on creating likeable antagonists? Because it becomes boring for your audience if you don’t. If there is nothing to like about your antagonists, your antagonists will be “one note” and...

Story vs Plot

Story vs Plot

What is the difference between story and plot? This simple question is one that a lot of writers have trouble answering. Mostly because the dictionary definition is based on each word individually and not...