Well, we’ve made it! This is our final week in the series “Streamline”. We’ve covered the basics from words to avoid to dialogue tips. Today, we’re focusing on a new topic—which is backstory. Backstory is essentially the history or background of a character. It’s a piece any great writer should consider. For characters to present… Continue reading Streamline: Basic Edits You Can Make to Improve Your Writing (Part 3)
One of the more obvious conflicts to arise in any book, comes from outside of our characters. In these instances, a situation places the character in a do or die moment. But perhaps more subtle and even more powerful is the inner conflict that arises in our character’s soul during such wrestling of the heart.… Continue reading Inner Conflict (Part 1)
In the novel world, designing a character can be one of the most fun and intriguing aspects of novel writing. But it takes experience to create characters that pop from the page. If you’ve ever been told your characters aren’t realistic enough, there’s some strategies you can take to improve their standing amongst readers. 1.)… Continue reading Creating Great Characters (Part 1)
At the core of any story are the characters. Whether the reader falls in love with them or grows to despise them, is entirely up to the writer. But what if the reader can’t fully picture the character? What if they don’t believe your story? There’s several ways to create a believable character. Ambition- Give… Continue reading Do Your Readers See Your Character?