The goal of National Novel Writing Month is to write 50,000 words in a month. If you’re like me, for whatever reason, that didn’t happen.
Writing a believable friendship is a must in a lot of fiction. From the classic ‘Strangers to Friends’ to the always fun ‘Enemies to Friends,’ characters who are initially suspicious of each other have the most interesting dynamics. But how can we get this transition to feel organic?
Be it the first chapter to a novel, or the opening scene of a screenplay, writing a good opening to a story is tough. What can Mr. Robot teach us about setting up a compelling narrative?
We writers have to hold a lot in our heads! Characters. Backstories. Places. Plot. And that’s before we get into the nitty-gritty of each scene. I personally found writing a scene list to be a big help!
In a world where a woman showing her breasts is somehow pro-feminist and anti-feminist at the same time, it’s easy to see why any writer would stress over their female characters.