Stories always have to be about people and the ways the story problem forces them to change. Without that? We don’t yet have a sound story.
Tag: character arc
Jun 06 2016
Write About Inner Demons Without Boring the Reader into a Coma
Jul 15 2015
Lies, Denial & Buried Secrets—How to Create Dimensional Characters
Characters who seem strong, can, in fact, be scared half to death. Characters who seem to be so caring, can in fact be acting out of guilt, not genuine concern for others.
Nov 29 2013
While You Were Sleeping—The Difference Between Narration & Internal Dialogue
Internal dialogue is the thoughts, dreams, stream-of-consciousness stuff inside a character’s mind only the reader is privy to. Most people talk to themselves, think in at least partial sentences, talk themselves into and out of all kinds of things, they weigh consequences, wrestle with past experiences all in their head in a split second. How many smart girls make bad decisions about men?