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.
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.
Earlier tonight, Boris Johnson announced that the UK would be going to a second national lockdown. I know people across the country will be devastated – friends included – but I’ve been feeling a resigned calm. Here we go again. For a lot of reasons, 2020 doesn’t feel like a year that I’ve lived, but … Continue reading Why 2020’s NaNoWriMo Will Be Different
Non-linear narratives can be super engaging and fun, but are prone to problems that kill their good qualities. So when should a story be told in a non-linear way?