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
Balance can be hard to find within the writing industry, especially as our publishing life is full of contradictions, leading to frustration and burnout.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.
How can we include conflict—and conflict resolution—between our characters without relying only on fighting? Check out L. Deborah Sword’s insights.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
Once we know what our character’s backstory makes them think they could never do, we know how to show their path of change and growth over the story.Pin It
A character’s backstory reveals what they thought they could never do, which gives us ideas for our plot and making them face their fears.Pin It