Conflict – the foundation of every novel bled onto the page. Without it, your book flatlines harder than the grim reaper. No self-respecting book doctor will even attempt to resuscitate it. A… (Get Him Back Writing Prompts)
The 12 Question Fiction Writing Conflict Test As I wrote in 17 Ways To Make your Novel More Memorable, you need to structure your book as a roller-coaster ride. It should be a physical journey that forces your reader to vicariously experience a series of
Getting lost in the story world is every writer’s (and reader’s) favourite past-time, isn’t it? These 30 scene ideas are just a small sample, but they’re sure to send you on some exciting worldbuilding tangents. Don’t miss the previous posts: 30 Scene Ide
“The writer’s job is to get the main character up a tree, and once they are up there, throw rocks at them.” So how do you get your protagonist in trouble?
What is a sub-plot? A sub-plot is a plot that supports your main plot. Like your plot, it should have a character who pursues a story goal and encounters setbacks and conflict because of these.
As a writer, your job is to torture your readers with tension. The fun of fiction is anticipation, and if your story doesn't have it your readers won't stick around. Here are 3 ways you might be killing your story's tension and losing readers.