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Tag: what is a character driven story

Unpacking the "Character-Driven" Story—How to Make Your Story Sizzle

Often what will separate the forgettable detective book from, say a Harry Bosch book, is this added layer of character depth that just gives the story this delicious je ne sais quoi that leaves us wanting more.

The Wound—Because Damaged People Make the BEST Stories

Many emerging writers come to me when they find they are struggling with their WIP. I always begin with the same question, “What is your story about?” Often, I get this response, “Well, my story isn’t plot-driven. It is a character-driven story.” Translation? I have no plot…and please stop asking me because it makes me …

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