The purpose of religion is to create a cultural institution which maintains the status quo, and if you want change you have to fall away from that. Religion can provide a story with the opportunity to take the world and challenge it in dynamic ways and ultimately forcing Continue reading
Sexual tension and sex scenes are not exclusive to just the romantic and erotic genres. Many stories often have a romantic relationship as a sub-plot, and making to most of this can really build tension and create interesting challenges that push your characters to Continue reading
While outlining a new short story or novel, you likely have already decided on your character’s gender, age, profession, ethnicity, and name. However, creating an engaging character needs more than these aspects to make your story entertaining and memorable. There are eight basic elements to consider as you shape and develop your character. Continue reading
Understanding your audience is key when deciding what to write and who you’re writing for. Before you begin you need to know what your target audience is.
1. Protagonists Age: You have to convince your reader that the protagonist is one of them and if your book is geared toward middle grades it’ll be a very different book than if it’s Continue reading