Are you a procrastinating writer? Maybe what you need is a 30 day writing marathon. Let me introduce you to… *drumroll* National Novel Writing Month! But before you plunge into the challenge, make sure you’re aware of how NaNoWriMo can help you and hinder you.
It ended with two bodies on Mars. Their bleached flesh was sucked stiff against their bones. Eyeless sockets stared through matching glass helmets. Many years of consumption had brought us to this point – the day we would discover why our kind was doomed to be alone. We knew this fact from birth, as a … Continue reading The Backwards Kind
I’ve raved about Lilo & Stitch before. And for good reason. It has great characters, it respects the Hawaiian culture, and it features one of the most lovable aliens of all time. But there’s one gag known for being a headscratcher. What’s the deal with the mosquitoes?
Sometimes, characters don’t get on. Sometimes, these characters grow closer. Let me tell you – I freaking love that. That’s character development at its finest. And none does it better than the hit crime show Person Of Interest.
Who doesn’t love dynamic characters? Character relationships, watching them form and change, is what makes fiction so enjoyable. Unsurprisingly, one of the most popular writing tropes is Enemies to Friends (and maybe more…), for this exact reason. Characters who are initially suspicious of each other, yet grow to care for one another have the most interesting arcs. But how can we get this transition to feel organic?
I aced my 2020 NaNoWriMo. Here’s how.