Stories with magic of any kind are tough for me to resist. Throw in a magical creature or two and I’m hooked! Not only do I love reading about magic but I also love writing about it too. I’m frequently scouring the internet looking for new powers for my characters when writing stories, so I decided to put them together here. These are some but not everything, however this is a good start. Continue reading
Step 1: Start With Plot Basics
You know that your plot is a sequence of events that proceed through several basic stages. These include… The inciting incident that gets things moving, sets the protagonist on course towards his goal, etc. Event(s) which illustrate opposition to the Story Goal. The climax: the decisive event that determines whether the goal will be achieved. The resolution or the aftermath of the climax, which illustrates whether or not the goal was Continue reading
There is more to creating a great book then offering an amazing story, though that is necessary. If you want to have your readers turning those pages at the end of each scene or chapter there are a few tricks that you can use to make that happen.
- Reveal a secret – there is nothing more tantalizing then a secret and especially if it answers some questions or leads to more when it comes to your story. Continue reading
Every story begins with a premise – what is the story about? When is it happening? Who is involved and where is it taking place? Knowing these as well as the whys and how’s of your story provide a strong layering, especially at the beginning, that gives depth and insight to your characters and storytelling. Continue reading
Once you’ve decided on the basics you can make a simple outline to guide you. Remember, just because you’ve put something down doesn’t mean you can’t change it at any point. This is to give you a basic foundation for your story that will help to keep you on track. However once you start writing you may find that the character is evolving into someone who might make different choices then the ones you originally thought. Simply adjust Continue reading