Characters, Scenes

How to Make Your Protagonist Likeable: The ONLY Thing You Need

If my character has to go through a change, from bad to good, how can I make him likeable when he's in his 'bad' stage? It's hard enough as it is to make your character likeable, but now you have to make him likeable when he's doing something not likeable? How counterintuitive is THAT? But there IS a way. And I'm going to be showing it to you today! Let's get started!

Plot, Scenes

How to Create a Solid Plot: 3 Ways to Make Sure Things Connect

How to you write a story where the plot actually leads to the right place, and doesn't go haywire? How do you have relevant beginning and end scenes? Today I'm going to be sharing with you guys three techniques that all build off of each other in a way that'll help you create not only a straight plot, but a beginning and ending scene that have a purpose. Let's get started!

Scenes, Setting

How To Show And Tell In Your Writing Like A Boss

Ah yes, showing not telling...showing vs telling...and showing AND telling. I'm going to say the majority of writers hate it, the other majority don't care, and a small amount think it's sounds way too complicated to learn so they just completely kick the idea out the window. Well, I'm hoping that if you hate it, this post will help you like it! If you don't care this post will make you see why you should, and if you believe it's too complicated..? Than I'm hoping to break it down so simply that by the end of this, whatever type of feelings you have for showing and telling, you'll be a boss at it! Let's get started!

Scenes

How To Realistically Have Weapons In Your Fight Scenes

During your fight scenes, you're most likely going to have a few characters with weapons, and you'll want them to be able to use them effectively. But did you know there are actually a lot of rules to follow before handing your characters a blade? Today, I'm going to be giving you 4 rules that will make all your fight scenes with weapons so much more realistic. Let's get started!

Scenes

Are We Cheating Our Readers With Hooks? Find Out in a Few Quick Tips

I love hooks. I've talked about them on multiple occasions, (ONE!) but I realized that there was a darker part about hooks that I haven't covered yet. You see, hooks are what draw readers into books. So we've got to have the perfect hook. For this post, I'll be using this example: Joe stumbled and glanced backwards, terrified. They were after him. And on that note, let's get started!