Tag: fiction writing
When writing your next villain, give him or her as detailed a backstory as your protagonist. TV's Buffy and Firefly provide some great examples of well-developed, three-dimensional villains to use as inspiration.
Power moments in your story set up life-changing events and propel your story forward. Writing great dialogue often depends on the subtext you create in setting up these moments.
One way to envelop your reader in a new world is to create (or appropriate) slang. Done clumsily, it can detract from your story, but Buffy and Firefly show how slang can add nuance to your story's universe.
The truth and narrative of your story — also known as fabula and syuzhet — work in tandem to provide a satisfying read.
Writing snippets are practical, creative exercises that let you work on specific elements of your writing and explore styles outside your comfort zone.