The Character Most Writers Get Wrong (And How to Fix It) | Mandy Wallace
This personality type makes up more fictional villains than any other. Yet in real life, they're often do-gooders. Write them better with these tips.
Guide To Using Pinterest for Writers (Infographic) | Mandy Wallace
Infographic outlining ten ways to use Pinterest for writers: character design, writing inspiration, setting, worldbuilding, marketing for writers, plus+.
Mental Illness In Fiction: Getting It Right - Dan Koboldt
Some important but little-known facts about mental illness with tips on getting it right in fiction, by psychiatric NP Kathleen S. Allen.
Patterns In Writing: Conflict
Discussing types of conflict is a great first step towards building a strong narrative. Although the term conjures up images of ninja battles for many of our students, conflict can take on many more sophisticated forms than physical fights.
The Antihero – Writing a Dark Character that Readers will Love
Therese here. Please join me in welcoming today’s guest, Dr. Antonio del Drago, the founder of Mythic Scribes, an esteemed online community of fantasy writers. Antonio’s passion is guid…
3 Ways to Write Stupendous Supporting Characters - Helping Writers Become Authors
Three ways to create supporting characters that fit your story’s plot and strengthen your main characters.
10 Body Language Tricks for Deeper Characterization | Fiction Notes
Use body language to characterize or to tell something interesting about your characters. They are easy to use and effective.
10 Writing "Rules" We Wish More Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors Would Break
Science fiction and fantasy are genres where almost anything can happen — as long as the author can make it seem plausible, and as long as it’s part of a good story. But that doesn’t mean there are no rules. If anything, the fact that these genres are so wide open mean that there are tons of rules out there, some unspoken and some written in black and white.
Traits of a female sociopath: The consequences of her behavior are always somebody else's problem, not hers. She is never to blame for anything. Because she's out to control, she manipulates and punishes at will. She is the witness, the judge, the lawyer, the jury, the executioner - but never the accused. She will break the rules without a second thought, if the end justifies the means. - An excerpt from the book Venus: The Dark Side by Roy Sheppard and Mary T Cleary