If you haven’t at least heard about Hamilton, you’ve been living under a rock. But if for some reason you still don’t know what it is, I’ll give you a brief introduction.
Hamilton is the rap/hip-hop musical that long-time Broadway fans and Broadway newbies alike are talking about. Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote a crazy good dramatic portrayal of our first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton.
Alexander Hamilton also wrote. Like a lot. And there’s a ton we can learn from him and the musical Hamilton. Here are twelve of those things.
Your protagonist may be the star of the show, but they can’t do everything alone. Just like it takes a village to raise a child, it takes an entire cast of characters to help your hero along on their journey.
Do you think Harry Potter could’ve accomplished all that he did if it were just him on his own out there against Voldemort? Of course not. He had friends who stuck by him, teachers who came and went, and a whole assortment of villains that drove the plot forward. Your main character needs those people, too.
Let’s take a look at the people who surrounded Harry and the roles they played in his life. Which of these characters appear in your story?
Whether you’re a blogger, poet, novelist, or cookbook author, there are certain things all writers are expected to do. Some of them are obvious: all writers should read; otherwise, how will we know what to create? Likewise, all writers need to establish a habit of writing daily in order to pursue their passion.
But writing flash fiction? If you don’t write shorter stories, why should you write flash fiction?
Here are three reasons why.
I’ve been learning a lot about poetry lately, specifically how to use imagery to your advantage so the reader gets a clear and fascinating picture in their head. It’s something that I’ve struggled with and even now have to be extra conscientious of as I write, but I feel like I have the hang of it better. Here are the three tips that most stood out in my mind.
Creative inspiration hits us every day, whether or not we realize it. The trick is knowing when to be listening for those ideas. While we go through the motions of our day, we should pause every now and then and listen to our subconscious. When are the best times? Here are five examples.