That, my friend, is an excellent question, and one I've asked myself many times. The simple answer is: however long it takes to tell your story. But what should I aim for? It all depends on what you’re writing and who your audience is. If you’re writing a children's story it should be around 10,00 … Continue reading How Long Should My Story Be?
Today, I was supposed to talk about plotting. But I'm not going to, because I'm an expert at making detailed plans and then abandoning them. You know what else I was supposed to be doing? Rewriting Reign of Chaos. You know what I'm not doing? Rewriting Rei- Rewriting Reign of Chaos. Don't interrupt me. Well … Continue reading How to Throw Your Plans Out the Window Like a Boss
The protagonist is certainly the most important character in a story, next to the antagonist of course, but what about the side characters? They're just there as useful plot points to further the main character along, right? Right? Heck no. Every side character in the main character in their own story. You're telling their story … Continue reading Side Characters
The next phase for The Blue Shoe Skidoo is upon us! I can practically hear what you're thinking. Is it going to be fun? Absolutely! Does it include writing? Of course! Are there free things we can get? You bet! Are you trying to totally hook all your readers with cheap suspense methods? How'd you … Continue reading Some Really Exciting Stuff is Happening!
This is the third post in my series about creating characters. If you missed the first two, follow these links- Let There Be Life and Types of Characters. If you've been following along, by now you should have all the basic details of your character; their name, their family, the main parts of their personality. … Continue reading From 2-D to 3-D
Excerpt from Addleberg Lang: I’m going to explain why I wrote this story before I give the context. This was the first short story I wrote for CWW; which means it was also the first timed one. This specific exercise was called The First Shall Be Last. We were each given a slip of paper … Continue reading The Simulator
Hello everybody! This is the second post on my series about creating characters. If you missed the first post, click here. In this post, I’ll be talking about types of characters; Morally Grey, Chaotic Good, etc. The term I was looking for when I wrote my previous post was Moral Alignment. Knowing how your character … Continue reading Types of Characters