Seven traits and a tool to create strong-willed characters who can carry the burden of your story and face plot

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Photo by Andrey Zvyagintsev on Unsplash

How do we write memorable protagonists?


Unleash the power of your story using the superstructure’s fourteen signposts, a dissection to reverse engineer the book

Katniss Everdeen volunteers for the Hunger Games saving Prim
Katniss Everdeen volunteers for the Hunger Games saving Prim
Image Credit: The Hunger Games/Color Force/Lionsgate


Three strategies, four foundations, and a reason for conflict

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“Any time you show a conflict between characters, you want your audience to care about the outcome.”


Fourteen resources from Dan Brown’s toolbox and James Scott Bell’s four types of suspense

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A compilation of foundation, examples, and insights from writers

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Romance Short Story Part 1

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Photo by Noémi Macavei-Katócz on Unsplash




“I don’t care, honestly, how she performs,” Greta said

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Image Credit: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah/Comedy Central

Trevor Noah interviews Greta Thunberg

Warming up dialogue


Experimental Flash Fiction

Is jealousy a shadow that projects unwillingly in the presence of light?

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J.E. Guzman

Writing and sharing writing tips I learn by doing my writing. You might end up giving better use to the tips and notes than I do.

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