CharactersGenre

Weaving Together Character & Romance Arcs by Kris Kennedy

Character transformation is important in all fiction, although some genres are more plot-focused, where external stakes & plot gyrations take center stage. And sometimes, protagonists doesn’t arc a tremendous amount—they mostly have to be smarter, tougher, more reckless, or have more endurance than the bad guys. But romance is all about well, the romance. Which …
World Building

A Whole New World (or Worlds!) My Love for Gideon the Ninth and Its Worldbuilding by Catherine Peace

Thanks to ye olde pandemic, I’ve actually been reading a lot more than I have been previously. I kind of devour books the way Thanos devours planets (Marvel comics geeks, what up?), so I’ve been experiencing a lot of new stories, new characters, and best of all, new worlds. I learned recently that a paracosym …
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How to Decide When to Show and Tell by Sandy Vaile

Deciding when to show and when to tell We know “show don’t tell” is a vital concept because it is constantly drilled into writers, but the truth is, the application is subtle, and therefore often difficult. How the heck do you decide which technique is most appropriate in each instance? Well, I’m going to provide …