"I don't like your protagonist." If this is what your readers say, consider these five tips.
Your character bible is the place you collect information about all the characters in your novel so you have easy access to details as you write. In this article, we examine how to create and use a character bible.
It’s safe to say that people change. A good story will explain character transformation in ways readers understand it. In this article, we explain how to tackle character transformation in your novel.
If you've ever seen "Up" or "Toy Story," you know that the team of writers over at Pixar can spin a great story. With that in mind, we examine former Pixar employee Emma Coats' storytelling tips.
Try these six story exercises to test your idea for a novel. Avoid wasting time on an idea that doesn’t work before making a commitment to an entire novel.
Continuing our walk through of Orson Scott Card’s *Characters & Viewpoint*, we turn our attention to the types of characters available to novelists today. Author Kathy Edens explores the characters and viewpoints you need in your fiction writing.
How do you craft a character that everyone loves to love or loves to hate? In this article, author Kathy Edens examines the characteristics you should give your characters depending on the audience reaction you're seeking.
Are you a new writer? Discover why planning speeds up your writing time, and check out these steps for planning your novel.
Fiction writers don't start from scratch. They can utilize existing character and story archetypes, personality and emotional types, and the goals and the fears of each type. Combining them in a strong storyline is almost a guarantee for creating best-selling works.