Tag: Kristen Lamb

Guilt: How Shame, Regret & Guilt Shape Story

Guilt is a tricky bugger, even in real life. What is guilt? Why does it have so much power? How can we use guilt in story and why would we? Before we unpack this sticky subject, let’s begin, at least, with a definition.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Prologues

To prologue or not to prologue? That is the question. Does our story actually need one, or are we cool to just dive in? Great question.

The Priority Parallax: What’s TRULY Important?

To be blunt, we’re all facing a priority problem. We’re being relentlessly told we can have it ALL, when no…no we can’t.

World-Building: Captivate Readers & Never Let Go

World-building is essential for every story, but obviously genre will have a major influence on how much our story requires. Setting can add an entirely new level of dimension to our stories.