Let’s Talk Plot Devices

I want to take a moment to talk about an overused plot device. I've seen it so many times, I roll my eyes at it now. This plot device is where we are introduce to the main character and another character, be it a brother, a sister, a friend, a lover - a character that … Continue reading Let’s Talk Plot Devices

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“Don’t take it personally.”

Let's be honest - when you spend hours, days, weeks, even years writing a story, you tend to get personal about it. When someone says, "I don't like it." It is hard not to translate that into, "I don't like you. You're a horrible writer. You're a worthless human being. Why are you trying to … Continue reading “Don’t take it personally.”

Lessons from The Incredibles 2: How to Write Super Characters

The Incredibles 2, the sequel to Pixar's iconic superhero film, offers writers the opportunity to enhance our understanding of effective character development. Here are a few lessons from the movie that you can apply in your fiction. *** Warning! Article contains spoilers of the movie. Source: Lessons from The Incredibles 2: How to Write Super … Continue reading Lessons from The Incredibles 2: How to Write Super Characters