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.
For a long time I studied different methods of writing, storytelling and character development before I published my first book. A lot of what I learned came from lectures and advice Brandon Sanderson has posted on YouTube. I highly recommend that anyone learning to write look up these videos as they are eye opening for … Continue reading Book Review : Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
While reading Norse Mythology by Neil Gaimen, I couldn’t help but raise an eyebrow at the adventures of Thor, Loki and Odin. We live in a time where characters are expected to be deep and often complicated with various emotions. My first criticism of any story I read is whether or not the characters are … Continue reading Character Design : How do you write a deity?
Recently I've been thinking a lot about the dynamic of the story's antagonist and what that really means. Most books I've read have typically had a forgettable protagonist, just someone for the protagonist to defeat in a battle of good vs evil. But a memorable story tends to have an opposing force that serves to … Continue reading The Antagonist : Person vs Person
Something I've always wondered whenever I had read a book during my English Literature courses or even some books I bought. Almost every relationship between a man and a woman in literature has one cheating on the other. I understand this can make for interesting conflicts, but after a while I began to wonder why … Continue reading Relationships in Literature