You may have heard the expression “bleed onto the page” before, but what does it actually mean? You’re obviously not supposed to go full Dolores Umbridge and literally use blood to write your words.
Your Protagonist is the main person in your story. You will spend the majority of the time riding on their shoulders and seeing events through their eyes. In this post I’ll be explaining why your Protagonist shouldn’t start your story as an expert.
The pace of your story is how quickly it moves from one plot point to another, and is controlled by the details between the plot points. A slower paced story will include more thoughts, feelings and descriptions. A faster pace will use fewer.
To keep your audience caring about your Protagonist, the temptation will be to make them morally pure. I’ll be talking you through moral purity, and alternatives that might work better.