It’s time for another post as a Resident Writing Coach over at Writers Helping Writers, where we’re digging into short stories and character arcs.
Without spoilers for Avengers: Endgame, let’s explore how the power of the Marvel movies isn’t about the plot or spectacle—but with the characters.Pin It
There are almost an infinite number of ways we can develop our story. As long as we end up with a finished book, our process works. And just like the variety found in the overall writing processes we might use, we have many options for how to come up with our protagonist’s arc as well.Pin It
As I mentioned with the worksheet I shared last week, it’s often easier to work backward when we’re framing our story. At the very least, knowing the ending often makes it easier to see our character’s arc.Pin It
We normally create stories where the point—the theme—is in line with our worldview. But it’s not unusual for our characters to hold opposite beliefs, even our protagonists. At least to start. And their story journey is often where our theme lies.Pin It
It’s time for another post as a Resident Writing Coach over at Writers Helping Writers, where we’re comparing story focus: plot vs. character arcs.
We often write about settings or jobs or situations we haven’t experienced, and diversity among our characters should be no different. Today’s guest post is about how we can research and learn more about experiences for which we don’t have first-hand knowledge and avoid the fear of “getting it wrong.”Pin It
What can our character’s talents or skills add to our story if they’re not important to the plot? Becca Puglisi of Writers Helping Writers shares five ideas.
Before we figure out how to tie our character’s occupation to the story, we might need to understand more about the job and what it means for them.Pin It
What’s one way we can write authentic characters? We can use the work they do to inspire their characterization. Here’s my experience as an Office Temp to help give you ideas.