I often ask the WWBC participants to explore their character’s alignment which is basically a way to categorize a character’s moral and ethical perspectives in relation to the greater societal framework.
Sep 24 2009
Welcome to the Hell–Surviving Fiction
Never underestimate the power of collective minds. In WWBC we now can have qualitative critique that focuses on CONTENT.
Sep 10 2009
"What's Your Favorite Type of Pain?" by. Jason A. Myers
What if a masochist (we’ll call him “Bobby”) captured you and made you choose?: Do you want a sharp stabbing pain that occurs in a few seconds/minutes, or would you prefer a low level, always-on pain for a month?
Jul 01 2009
Warrior Writer: Deadly Sins of Writing—Sin #6 Patronizing the Reader
I would wager that most of us do not sit up all night thinking of ways to treat our readers like they’re stupid. Yet, it does happen, and many times I believe it is a very innocent mistake. It’s as if we get so wrapped up in our story that we mentally stumble in that brief span from synapse to keyboard, and inadvertently end up treating our readers like they need a drool cup.
Jun 24 2009
Warrior Writer: Deadly Sins of Writing—Sin #5 The Bog of Back-Story
Today’s blog will help you give life to great characters. How? By teaching you not to kill them.