Reincorporation Rocks!

Have you ever woken up in the middle of a draft to find it had gone totally squirrel berries, but you had no idea how, where or why? I mean, it was so promising at first, but then something went wrong and... w'da hell happened?! You had everything---a good setting, awesome characters, a killer plot …

Questions Rule

Everyone knows it's important to create fully rounded characters, and that you do that by asking the right questions. But which questions are the right ones, and how many questions are enough? A good question that helps you flesh out your characters, setting or plot, should be: 1. Daring (digging into uncomfortable areas) 2. Open …

Opposition

When two equal and opposite forces collide, they crash into each other with the same intensity. It's in the books, Newton's third law of motion. Right there, see? This rule applies to car crashes, billiard balls, writer against computer, and it applies to fiction as well. The recipe for a spectacular story climax is simple: you …