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Do portals that move your character to another time and place work within modern storytelling? This is the question fantasy and sci-fi …

September 7, 2017
Entertainment

We’ve spoken before about how little details can help color your storyworld. Societal habits, mating customs, dinner choices, and environmental aspects are …

August 10, 2017

“It was a dark and stormy night.” One of the most famous opening lines of literature comes from Edward Bulwer-Lytton and has …

August 7, 2017
Evil in the Water

If you’re writing a novel, you can’t do so without a healthy dose of tension. Whatever the protagonist’s goal is, your job …

July 9, 2017

Fantasy Flash Fiction 101 Could you write a story in 500 words? What about 100? Flash fiction is a genre that has …

July 7, 2017

So, I’m going to be talking about sex today. Again. My last article on the subject had more to do with the …

June 9, 2017

  The beloved “sidekick.” Han had Chewy. Frodo had Samwise. Harry had Ron and Hermione. Captain Kirk had Spock. The Doctor had…well, …

June 6, 2017

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” This famous line, taken from Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” has long been …

May 6, 2017

  “Murder committed on a dark and stormy night.” “A grouchy widow lives alone in a broken down cottage.” “The crazy inventor …

April 6, 2017

“A group of underdogs are united through unusual circumstances and are forced to work together using their individual strengths to beat a …

February 6, 2017

Taking Critique Like a Jedi May 25, 1977, Star Wars: A New Hope—a small indie film with an unknown cast and modest …

January 6, 2017

  Multiple points-of-view. This topic can spark quite a discussion among authors. Some prefer showing their story through the eyes of more …

December 6, 2016
Character Eyes

The carbine was still jammed and Jim couldn’t do anything to fix it. He finally tossed it aside and cursed the shoddy …

November 9, 2016
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