Mainlining the Side Paths Despite how much I hold up the theoretical streamlined story with no filler as an ideal to be strived for at every creative attempt, I’m not adverse to sidequests in principle. Like breaking from a busy day at a pondside bench, sidequests can be a pleasant distraction or moment for rumination. … Continue reading Sidequests in Fiction
Historical Events as Setting
How to adapt real word events as a setting for your story.
Crafting an Interesting Character
Let’s start with the most interesting person I know as a template — myself. We join our protagonist sitting on a towel draped chair staring at a Word document so bereft of text the whiteness has scarred his eyes with black and purple worms wriggling left, always left. Twenty minutes later, nothing has changed. Maybe … Continue reading Crafting an Interesting Character