by Hope Ann There are three main questions, powerful, yet short, which an author should ask and answer for each of their characters. The first question is, what does your character want? What does he desire more than anything? What will he give anything for and what is he striving for? Coupled with this… Read More What Does Your Character Depend On?
by Chloe-Anne Ross What Should I Write About? Whenever I’m listening to another writer’s Q&A on writing, this question seems to pop-up every now and again. I never understood why it would be asked or what kind of answer was expected until I got stuck. I would love to be a writer and I… Read More How Some Writing Advice Can Actually Hurt You
Hi all! To let everyone know, free partial manuscript critique is now a benefit of A Writer’s Path Writers Club. Here is the page for the free services, accessed only by active members: https://ryanlanz.com/writers-club-free-services/ (password protected) We’re adding new free services all the time. In fact, I just added free query editing, free proposal editing,… Read More Free Manuscript Critique Comes to AWP Writers Club
by Stephanie O’Brien In some stories, the plot’s resolution takes everyone by surprise. Nobody knew how the story would end, or how the outcome would be achieved. In others, the ending was a surprise to absolutely no one, because a prophecy had already spoiled the ending long before it could happen. The downside to having… Read More Should Your Story Use Prophecy?