The most important question we can ask to get in touch with every aspect of our story is “why”—even helping us escape generic or cliché storytelling.Pin It
Let’s talk unreliable narrators: What can they do for our story, how can we create them, and what are the pros and cons of using them?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
Our story’s opening is important for gaining readers, but our story’s ending is what sells readers on our next book. What makes a story resolution great?Pin It
We often learn how to develop our story’s plot separate from character arcs, but our story’s threads work in tandem. Here’s a way to ensure they intertwine.Pin It
If you’ve ever thought about writing a series but weren’t sure how to “evolve” the series from book to book, Kassandra Lamb is here to share her insights.Pin It
To discover the best drafting process for us, we might need to experiment.
Today, Marty C. Lee shares how she develops story beats into a chapter-by-chapter outline.
This time of year, writers try to get their story idea into shape before the first of November. Here’s some help to get your planning off on the right foot with NaNoWriMo.Pin It
A reader asked how we’d place the 12 Stages on Intimacy on a beat sheet for the best pacing. Can we mesh the 12 Stages with romance beats in a story?Pin It
In our story, something makes our protagonist change and progress in their internal journey. But what’s that something? What triggers them to grow?Pin It