Character development is all about drawing readers' attention to the right details at the right time—and that's only the beginning! In this article, author Kyle Massa explains how voice, physical description, and backstory can bring your characters to life.
If you're tired of generic character inventories and you need fresh ideas to create realistic, compelling characters, try these five writing exercises.
How to plan a thriller novel with exciting characters and tight suspense to keep your reader on the edge of their seat.
Introduction to creating characters for crime fiction. Best approaches for the character tropes to engage readers in your story.
Ideas for creating a unique crime novel come from asking who, what, and why questions. This list will help spark your imagination.
How to recognize plot holes in your novel and top tips for fixing them. Master these skills to give your reader an immersive experience.
Want to start writing fantasy? Wondering what the main elements of a great fantasy novel are and how to use them? We've got you covered. ProWritingAid are incredibly excited to announce Fantasy Writer's Week, a week-long series of events all geared towards fantasy writers and world-builders.
Even if your fantasy character has magical powers and pointy ears, readers want to believe your character is real. Here are the four things you need to know to craft realistic, relatable fantasy characters.
Find all the session replays for Fantasy Writer's week here.
Capturing the voice of a child is challenging in fiction writing. Use these simple tips and techniques to help you write convincingly from a child's perspective.
Homer Simpson has only one focus in this world: himself. He has some pretty unlikable characteristics, I'm sure everyone can agree. Why do we love to hate Homer and hate to love him so much? Because he's a well-done anti-hero, that's why.
How to introduce your unique and universal story in the first ten pages of your script to make readers – and film producers – care.
Do your characters feel flat? Here's how to develop traits to create three-dimensional characters that come to life in your novel.
How to go from story idea to a well-formed novel concept. Begin writing your novel today with the right planning process.
Have you ever noticed that many fantasy and sci-fi cultures all sound pretty much the same? Don't make the same mistake. Here's what you need to know about crafting compelling and diverse fictional cultures.