4 Basic Story Building Blocks: Stories About Character #WriterWednesday

Let’s talk about my favorite kind of story—the character-driven story. A story that puts emphasis on your main character is a story that focuses on a person attempting to change their role in life. A character’s “role” is their relationships with other people in the book and the world that you have built for them. [...]

I’m just going to come out and say it… #NaNoWriMo

I’m not great at NaNoWriMo. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve competed three times and won twice. Last year, I used NaNoWriMo to write the second book in The Truth Duet and I managed to write 84k+ words. I won! So “winning” NaNo isn’t the problem, but writing a publishable book is where I struggle. I’m [...]

4 Basic Story Building Blocks: Stories About Ideas #WriterWednesday

Last week we talked about place and the types of characters that play well in that sort of story. Today we’re going to talk about a story built around an idea. The foundation of an “idea” story is pretty simple. A problem is presented at the beginning, the main character or characters devise a plan [...]