Characters First, Plot Second?

Characters First, Plot Second?

Think of the last book you read. What do you remember the most about it? Chances are, if you are like a majority of readers, you’ll mention a character. In fact, most readers even mention characters when writing reviews, like … “A fast read because the...
New Character Development Course!

New Character Development Course!

Do you struggle to create memorable, realistic characters that your readers love? If so, we have a new short course for you! You see, we asked the Am Writing Fantasy Facebook group what THEY would like to see as a short course to aid them in their writing while...
What’s the deal with character arcs?

What’s the deal with character arcs?

Floundering. I won’t say writer’s block, but I will admit that when I started my current WIP the flow came in drips and drabs. I dreaded starting a new chapter because I just didn’t have a good sense of what was going to happen. Or what should...
Character Arcs: Do characters need to progress?

Character Arcs: Do characters need to progress?

A review I read got me thinking about this question and I wanted to pose it to you because I think it is an interesting one. Do characters need to progress in the course of a novel? The review (and it was actually a good one. But no, I’m not linking up to it or even...
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