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...
Is This a Good Idea for a Story?

Is This a Good Idea for a Story?

Don’t you wish you could know if a story idea is a good one? One that will be interesting and make sense before you get 50,000 words into an idea that goes nowhere? Ok, if you are a plotter, you might have an answer to this question! But what if you didn’t want to...
Plot Building: A Reason to Go to War

Plot Building: A Reason to Go to War

Why is there war in your novel? Wars, or overthrowing a ruler, are a common trope in fantasy stories. They motivate characters while throwing hurdle after hurdle at a hero. Will she survive the battle? Will he escape the search party? Tension builds as the threat...
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