This is a bit of an abstract concept though it sounds super simple in its description. It’s no surprise that tension is a critical component for any compelling narrative. Without a tangible sense of suspense throughout a story, the drama feels hollow as nothing feels like a big deal within the narrative. But sometimes it … Continue reading Storymusing – The use of Tension in Writing
The Importance of Character Perspective
Experiencing the story from a character’s perspective is one of the most valuable and critical elements of a story. It’s through the character’s eyes that every plot point plays out and seeing how they react and change during those moments is what makes a character endearing and a story memorable. The impact is only truly … Continue reading The Importance of Character Perspective
Why Character Deaths aren’t necessarily a good thing.
The death of a character is an emotional roller coaster for most. Some people will say it adds spice and excitement to a story however it can also do the opposite. Depending on the character, it can be intensely depressing or it can bring about a somber peace. With the exception of stories involving resurrection, … Continue reading Why Character Deaths aren’t necessarily a good thing.
Religion in Narrative Storytelling
Never thought I’d find myself writing an article like this, but after reading Shadowmancer by G.P. Taylor I found the inclusion of Christianity rather jarring. It was too much at the forefront of the novel rather than an element of the world building. It came off as rather heavy handed in my opinion and lead … Continue reading Religion in Narrative Storytelling