Give your readers the equation, but let them do the math. It's more fulfilling, and keeps your reader engaged, when you let your story's subtext reveal itself.
In almost every story, there is a pill that makes something exciting happen. Whether it brings love, stardom, happiness, or calamity in your book is up to you.
Sometimes what your book needs is an elephant or two in the room. That's what a mokita is, and while we don’t want these elephants in our real lives, they can be powerful agents in your storytelling.
My mission was to list films that aren't the obvious "go to" movies in a "best book to film adaptation" compilation.
Creating a believable character for your story begins with an initial idea, but the process of developing her into a complex, real personality will require thought and research.
Whatever your chosen format as an author – novels, short stories, essays, etc. – trying your hand at others is an excellent writing exercise. Here are six writing formats to consider.
Without the "me" in your memoir – the fragile and imperfect person who lived the events in your story – you leave out the human element your readers long to connect with.