Hello Everyone, This has been a rough week as I’ve been sick for most of it but I still wanted to meet my goal of one article a week. Ideally I was hoping to write a book review for today but as I was bedridden for most of the week, I didn’t feel right speed … Continue reading Story Musings: FOMO Focused Storytelling (Bit of a Rant)
Storytelling Musings: The Love Interest
Romantic subplots can be difficult to pull off, especially in contemporary stories. The dynamics of the relationship can be so varied and have their own audiences that will enjoy them. It’s very much a matter of subjective tastes as, for example, I detest love triangles but I know some people love them. Love is a … Continue reading Storytelling Musings: The Love Interest
Storytelling Musings: Showing the villainy rather than telling it.
**Slight spoilers for Harley Merlin #4: Harley Merlin and the First Ritual** While I’ve been praising the Harley Merlin series and especially Harley Merlin #4: Harley Merlin and the First Ritual, there is a strange lack in stakes or at least it doesn’t feel like the stakes are that high. That’s because the antagonist, the … Continue reading Storytelling Musings: Showing the villainy rather than telling it.
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
Book Review: Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
A friend of mine suggested I read this book since I already barreled through a lot of Rick Riordan’s books. But what’s different is that this is a “Rick Riordan Presents” book. Now, from my understand, this is a publishing company that Riordan is involved in with his editor Stephanie Lurie. Reading the description on … Continue reading Book Review: Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
Writing an interesting protagonist – Struggles & Flaws
In a character driven story, almost no one wants to watch the characters effortlessly push through the plot without any kind of hurdle or obstacle to overcome. Those kind of stories often tend to be power fantasies that, while entertaining and enjoyable, are often more superficial and focused on a lot of action but very … Continue reading Writing an interesting protagonist – Struggles & Flaws
Writing an interesting protagonist – Goals & Motivation
In a character driven story, the protagonist needs a goal to push the story through. There’s something tangible that the character is trying to achieve that either they succeed in the end or they fail, but that goal needs to be established. What that goal is can be literally anything so long as the writer … Continue reading Writing an interesting protagonist – Goals & Motivation
Writing an interesting protagonist – Special traits, skills, hobbies
A struggle that a lot of writers face when creating a story is writing an engaging protagonist that readers will like. Though not all readers will appreciate a character for who and what they are but there are still elements to a character that most people find endearing and encouraging. Most people don’t want to … Continue reading Writing an interesting protagonist – Special traits, skills, hobbies