This site offers writers of all levels and genres new ideas on the essential elements of storytelling:
creating dynamic characters...
identifying what's at stake in a story...
and ensuring that both the plot and story lines converge into an emotionally fulfilling resolution.
Reviews of popular novels, plays, and screenplays highlight those aspects of storytelling essential for fulfilling a writer's promise to the reader.
Storytelling and the Superconscious Mind
Understanding how to get to a place to create more compelling characters.
When Story Worlds Collide
Why all the world building and character set ups in Elysium don't create the effect of a fulfilling story.
The Problems with Mixed Tones in Stories
Changing the tone of a story is the most common way for new writers to climax a story. Read here to understand why it doesn't work.
Does Your Main Character Want to be Your Main Character?
The problems that come with creating an ambivalent main character.
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