Today we are going to be talking about religion in stories, which I think is a fairly important, yet sometimes forgotten part of worldbuilding. Why Create a Religion? Why should you create a religion? It's a good question. But as writers we want our readers to feel as if the world is real and we… Continue reading Worldbuilding: Creating a Religion for Your Story Pt. 1
So today I wanted to talk about world building and how you can start brainstorming the world in your story. Base it off of Real LifeMy first tip here for coming up with ideas is to do some research into times or topics that interest you. Perhaps you could base your story's world off of… Continue reading A Brief Guide to Worldbuilding
Currently, I've been reading Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy in between reading other books. Because You Love to Hate Me is a compilation of 13 short stories featuring 13 different villains written by 13 different YA authors with ideas given by 13 influential booktubers. This book takes a look at the… Continue reading Why are Villains Important?
Maybe you have your character all filled out, you know what they like and dislike, what a regular day looks like for them. Maybe even what they like to eat for breakfast, if they like to play foosball, or if they are vegetarian. But interesting as you character might me, you still don't know how… Continue reading 20 Questions to Help you go from Character to Plot
If you are anything like me, you want to participate in NaNoWriMo next month. You're motivated and you have a story idea that you are absolutely in love with. The only problem? You have so many different ideas in your head, but you just don't know how to fit them all together. If this is… Continue reading Outlining: Who is Your Character and What do They Want?
So today I thought that we could talk about creating diverse characters, something that many people, myself included, struggle with. Well, here are some of my tips to create a wide variety of characters to make up your novel's cast. 1. Seeing Things Through Other Points of View This is a very important part of… Continue reading The Writer’s Guide to Creating Diverse Characters
After the last few weeks' posts on Plot Structure, I wanted to follow up with this post on originality. This post is for those of you that are wondering how you are supposed to create an original story that people will want to read if you are using the three-act structure. So how do you… Continue reading What Does it Mean to be Original?
This week, we are finishing up our Plot Structure series. To catch up on the first two acts, either visit the archives or go here for the First Act and here for the Second Act. The 3rd Plot Point So at this point, our main character is feverishly preparing for the final battle between them… Continue reading Plot Structure: The Third Act
Oftentimes, writers loathe the second act of their story, the middle part. Perhaps it's when they start to lose hope in their story, or perhaps it just seems like their character is roaming around endlessly in the desert that is the second act. Well, I think not. The second act is where you get to… Continue reading Plot Structure: The Second Act
Today we are going to be talking about plot structure. Most people don't want to learn about plot structure but it is a crucial part in writing stories. As you might already know, the most typical way people structure their stories is by using the three act structure, the first act of which I will… Continue reading Plot Structure: The First Act