Tips and Tricks, writing

Quick Tip #11

Writing a villain? Within the first meeting, include these three things to make them terrifying but utterly compelling to readers. A dangerous or “evil” conviction they hold and why Something they have lost as a result Something/someone they love (not obsessed, that’s different) or care about deeply (people are generally best but it still works… Continue reading Quick Tip #11

Tips and Tricks, writing

Quick Tip #7

Worried your characters might sound too much alike? Each character should have a way of speaking, phrases or words they use specific to them. They need to be distinctive because in a novel, their words are one of the main things readers have to understand their personality. You don’t want five of the same characters… Continue reading Quick Tip #7

Tips and Tricks, writing

Quick Tip #2

Is your story one blob of text that looks daunting to the most enthusiastic reader? Here are the times when you should make a new paragraph: When someone new is speaking. After dialogue before action that is not directly related to the speaker. When a new person arrives When the setting changes When you introduce… Continue reading Quick Tip #2