A quick tip for outlining faster is obligatory scenes!
Okay, maybe you haven’t thought this through so you’ll have to trust me on this one. All movies have scenes that the audience expects to see. 215 more words
–Sondi Warner, Writer/Blogger for Wrought Iron Reads
Particularly in genre fiction, building complex characters can be complicated because of the formulaic nature of the writing. We might be tempted to plug in the typical caricatures—the luckless heroine, the tortured hero. 2,095 more words
Right now, there’s a not altogether unprecedented trend toward what I’m going to call concentrated apathy when it comes to pop cultural criticism. When it comes to anything that’s not an opera, a Murakami novel, or Hamilton, we’re only supposed to care so much. 1,124 more words
Stephen King is, of course, an absolute legend and a colossal influence on any genre writer/fan my age (I was born in the mid 70’s!). Any time he offers up any insights into his “craft” and about writing/literature in general it’s always worth listening to. 117 more words
So here is the plot line…
In a post-apocalyptic world, a naive young girl named Charm Dimwhittle finds love but not before dying–twice. After gaining magical powers from living too close to the power plant that exploded, almost destroying the earth, she has the gift to heal the homeless. 693 more words