The Most Important Question for Plot Development

The Most Important Question for Plot Development

Let’s be honest. Plot development is not always fun. Sometimes it’s really hard.

Sometimes, your story gets stuck in a rut, backed into a corner, or just gets flat and boring.

But I’ve found that a single question is enough to get my creativity going again. This one question got my story back on track every single time.

7 Quotes from African American Writers for MLK Day

7 Quotes from African American Writers for MLK Day

Words. As writers, we pound them out by the minute, fuss over every adjective, and worry over every comma. In fact we go through so many of them that they sometimes begin to feel meaningless. But if there was ever a person to remind us of how incredibly powerful words can be, Martin Luther King, Jr., is it.

4 Lessons from Orphan Black on Character Development

4 Lessons from Orphan Black on Character Development

Characters are one of the most important elements of any story. And character development can be challenging to get right.

Characters are critical for drawing readers into a story. They should also be the force that pushes your plot forward. A strong character can bring the story’s entire world to life. They can make your readers cry and even feel like a real friend. A weak one can deflate an entire book like a leaky air mattress.