Brainstorming is an important step when developing your story idea. Once you have an general idea that feels right, use brainstorming again to start building your characters and plot.
Evoking emotion is a crucial piece to effective writing. Sometimes, however, writers find themselves sabotaging the emotional impact in their stories by failing to address other story elements. How do we keep other parts of the story from interfering with the emotion and serve to enhance it?
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Those of us of a certain age cut our reading teeth on Nancy Drew, the Dana Girls, and other books starring teenage heroines. They were great. I wanted to be just like Nancy. I wanted to solve mysteries with her. Mostly, I wanted to look
If you’ve studied fiction writing you know that characters rule. Above all, your protagonist must leap off the page as a living, breathing being. Your antagonist (the force working against your main character) must be similarly real. But if you’re writing an adventure story, or a thriller with a breakneck
How do you develop a main character that isn’t exactly human? Laura’s got the answer for you!
For your own story idea:
Identify your main character, and answer these four questions: