If you ask a writer which writing rules are more like guidelines, they’ll probably say “all of them”. While there … More
Giving Your Characters Room To Grow
While I was reading this week, I realized my favorite parts of the books were where I could see how … More
Magic Needs a Purpose
While I’ve written a lot of types of fantasy, my contemporary fantasy kept getting feedback and my suburban fantasy kept not working, and I think I’ve figured out the problem. My magic needs a purpose.
Encanto and Making Your Own Characters 3-Dimensional
In both stories and the real world, people often find themselves cast in roles: the hero, the good daughter, the … More
When Writing, You’ve Gotta Switch It Up
Even action sequences can get boring if they drag on too long. Here are my definitions of different sentence “components” used to build your stories — and ways to avoid info-dumping!
Positive Speculative Fiction!
Many people are craving stories right now with gentle plots and hopeful themes to contrast the recent dystopic trends in publishing, media, and real-life dramas. So, what makes for positive science fiction and fantasy and what are some favorite examples of the brighter side of speculative fiction.