It’s time for another post as a Resident Writing Coach over at Writers Helping Writers, where we’re exploring how to balance scenes and sequels.
Need more obstacles for your story and characters? Here’s how to easily make obstacles stronger, especially for our Black Moment.
Can we learn from big shared-world universes like Star Wars how to builcohesive epic-sized story worlds (without planning everything in advance)?Pin It
As we develop a story idea, how do we know if all the pieces fit together? Guest Jael R. Bakari is sharing her process for keeping track of all the details.Pin It
If our sentences don’t have a good flow from one to the next, our writing can feel choppy. But what causes choppy writing and how can we fix it?Pin It
To increase reader satisfaction, we want to give our story meaning. How can we use foreshadowing to make our story feel purposeful and meaningful?Pin It
Our story is—in many respects—what our story’s POV tells readers it is. So what do we want readers to get out of our story and chosen POV?Pin It
Of the many confusing words in the writing world, the worst might be the terms “scenes and sequels.” What’s the purpose of sequels and how do we write them?Pin It
Many writers struggle to use the past perfect tense correctly, so let’s review when the past perfect tense applies to our story and how to use it properly.Pin It
Why is it important for characters to be active or proactive rather than reactive or passive? How can we fix a passive protagonist?Pin It