The Missing Piece – What Most Antagonists Are Lacking

Every reader loves a good villain, and most writers love them too.  If you rack your brain about some of the most memorable characters in books, movies, and on TV, I’d bet more than a few villains pop up. I personally find antagonists fascinating.  Sometimes I find them even more fascinating than many heroes out […]

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The Truth About Backstory

Do you know what your one defining moment was?  Do you even have just one?  How old were you when you figured out what you wanted to do with your life?  Do you even know what you want to do with your life?  Do you remember what you did in kindergarten? I know that I don’t. […]

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Why Your Character Is Boring

Welcome to the first post of a five part series on simple (but maybe not so obvious) tips to make our stories better.  They’ll be applicable to most of us no matter what we’re writing, though some people will find that certain posts are more relevant than others.  I also promise that the subjects won’t be ‘building tension,’ […]

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