The characters of your story are the main draw for your audience. Your plot and world can be fascinating, but if the characters are flat, the story will feel flat. Characters who feel alive make your story feel real, and that makes it more exciting for your audience.
Whilst most stories focus on one protagonist, a protagonist partnership can work really well for others. I’ll explore what a protagonist partnership is, what it …
To really make an impact with your story, you need to build an emotional bond with your audience. By creating that bond, you draw your …
When you start your story, you will most likely put in an emotional support system around your Protagonist. You give them friends, family, and work colleagues. People who they can trust and talk to, even in times of crisis. in this blog I’ll be explaining the reasons why, throughout the course of your story, you should rip those emotional support systems away.
To make sure your audience is fully invested in seeing if your Protagonist gets what they want, you need to show them why it matters. In this piece, I’ll explain why your audience will love a character who risks it all, and who to write one.
The characters in your story are how your audience experiences your plot, so it’s essential they feel real. If you write characters that feel wooden or fake, your whole story will feel wooden and fake. A really good way to make sure you’re writing characters that feel real to your audience is to live your own life through them, let them become part of you.
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.
One of the most important ways to write a story that is entertaining is by keeping the stakes high. If your story doesn’t have high stakes, it implies what’s going on doesn’t really matter. If it doesn’t really matter, there’s no real reason to follow that journey and it feels boring. In this post I’ll be explaining how to give your story high stakes by implementing time-locks.