Writing Villains: Antagonists

In a previous post, I discussed how monsters are different than other kinds of antagonists or villains. Today, I want to talk about the most common of villains: the antagonist. Simply put, the antagonist it the character or characters who’s motives act in opposition to the main character (protagonist). To create actual plot and tension, these … More Writing Villains: Antagonists

Unstuck: What to Write When You Don’t Know What to Write – Retell a Story

Retell a fairy tale. When I was a little girl, we had an in-wall space heater in the basement rec room, the kind I've only seen in cheap hotels, but I am sure that the original decorators thought it was the height of interior design. Anyway, in the winter, my dad and I would pile … More Unstuck: What to Write When You Don’t Know What to Write – Retell a Story

Inspiration #24

Every Sunday, I choose a passage of wisdom from someone who knows better and much more than I do about writing, life, the universe and/or everything. Share and enjoy! There is an implied contract between the author and the reader that goes something like this: Give me your time and money, and I'll let you … More Inspiration #24