Storymusing – The use of Tension in Writing

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

Storytelling Musings: The Redemption Arc

A very controversial character development depending on the character in question. A character who was misled into doing something evil? Potentially redeemable. A character who gleefully commits murder and doesn’t come off as remorseful? Probably not. There’s a lot of nuance in the idea of redeeming a character. Can it be done well? Absolutely! There … Continue reading Storytelling Musings: The Redemption Arc

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.