5 Roles You Need To Make Your Story Amazing

5 Roles You Need To Make Your Story Amazing

Every character plays a certain part in a novel and their importance depends on their role. You all know the main actor, the protagonist. And you know about the usual opponent, the antagonist. But do you know some more? Today we’re taking a look at the five most...
Depth of Character through Flaws

Depth of Character through Flaws

Human beings aren’t robots. And human beings are everything, but perfect. There is no such thing as perfection. Thank God! It’s those so called flaws that make a person realistic and alive, interesting and potentially likable. But what are those flaws?...
The Hook of your Story

The Hook of your Story

Readers are like fish. Smart fish. Fish who know authors are out to get them, reel them in, and capture them for the rest of their seagoing lives. Like all self-respecting fish, readers aren’t caught easily. They aren’t about to surrender themselves to the...
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...
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...