The Power of Your Antagonist

The Power of Your Antagonist

I love me a good antagonist, don’t you? A powerful opposing force really makes or breaks a story, because they are so important to create conflict and tension and therefore your story arc. A good story lives off of conflict and tension and without it it’s...
In Search of Calmness and Boredom

In Search of Calmness and Boredom

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about this seemingly busy and frantic everyday life of ours. Even when there isn’t much to do, I still feel stretched and restless. Do you know that feeling? I guess it has a lot to with me being an introvert, because I...
5 Tips for Ergonomic Working

5 Tips for Ergonomic Working

I know that I’m stating the obvious, but we human beings are not made to sit on our butts all day long. This is common knowledge nowadays and yet you’ll probably agree with me, that we are more sedentary than ever. Partly it’s due to our jobs, we as...
Intro to the snowflake method

Intro to the snowflake method

Today I want to introduce the snow flake method to you, which is a well-known (if not the most well-known) method for plotting a story, developed by the American author Randy Ingermanson. It consists of 10 steps that build up on each other. 1. Step duration: 1 hour...