I am very proud to say that one of my jobs is to be a writer. I write words, people read them. Of all the ways I try to make my way in this world, that is the way I invest most my heart and soul. I’ve been asked many times how someone who aspires to it can be a writer. So these are my top tips.
Write every day is advice I see given quite regularly to aspiring writers. I’ll be exploring why this advice can work for you, why it might not, and what to do instead.
The inciting incident of your story is the moment that triggers the start of your story conflict. I’ll explain how to write one well so …
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.
Bad reviews are part and parcel of being a writer. It sucks and it can hurt really bad, but it’s going to happen. If you let it, receiving bad reviews can kill your confidence. It can break you, stop you writing. It can convince you that you’re not good enough and stop you from writing more.
Your story follows your Protagonist on a journey to achieve a story goal, and your Antagonist trying to stop them. As long as these characters are motivated, your story conflict is active. I’ll explain why an active story conflict is essential to keep your story moving forwards and entertaining.
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.