Good Characters doing Bad things

Good Characters doing Bad things

A Game of Thrones has inspired characters who contain such strong good qualities, like honor or justice, that it can lead to his or her death. And writing classes teach developing characters with strengths and weaknesses to make them well rounded. A heroine can be a...
Dark Night of the Soul

Dark Night of the Soul

This week as we continue our journey through story structure, we are tackling the second pivot point of the novel with the New Info Phase—which is often referred to as the Dark Night of the Soul! 😱 The first plot turning was during the Inciting Incident. This is why...
The Reaction Phase

The Reaction Phase

It is time to continue on in the next phase of the 7 Steps of Story Structure with the Reaction Phase. After tackling the Intro, we brought the reader on a journey from becoming familiar enough with the world to feel comfortable and beginning to forge a relationship...
What is the Emotional Plot?

What is the Emotional Plot?

There are a LOT of parts involved in writing a story. Even if you are a panster, you should be thinking about the story’s plot, characters arcs, how the two inter-link, sub-plots and how they affect the main plot, and then there is the story’s emotional...
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