Tag: motivates your characters

good straight man

Your Story Needs A Good Straight Man

You need a good straight man (or woman) to bring your comedic, heroic, or otherwise unconventional characters into sharper focus.
mokita

The Mokita Of Your Book

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.
write your memoir

Four things to decide before you write your memoir

Memoirs are their own class of writing, but they have to adhere to the principles of great storytelling. Here are four things to consider before you write your memoir.
creating a believable character

Two Stages of Creating A Believable Character

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.
three-dimensional characters

Writing three-dimensional characters

In your attempt to create characters your readers crave, these five steps can help you get to know and understand your players well enough to write living, breathing three-dimensional characters on the page.
writing a book

Don’t start cold – five ways to ease into writing a book

For me, it’s way too intimidating to just start crafting a book with the first word of the first sentence, so I've learned how to release the valve to set my ideas and words free. Here are five ways I start writing a book to warm up, ease into it, and do some crucial background work so my story will truly come to life.
lesson in storytelling from a dog

A Lesson In Storytelling From The Ultimate Dog Tease

Sometimes, what makes for great stories – or viral videos – is a simple thread of "and then" questions being raised, answered, and raised again. Here's a lesson in storytelling from a hungry dog.

Trending

Recent Articles