In his essay “Wood Knot Dew,” Piers Anthony defines science fiction as “the literature of the possible” and fantasy as the “literature of the impossible.” His idea that SciFi is based on making an untrue fact true and fantasy is the understanding that all the facts are contrary to what is, really comes down toContinue reading “How To Write Believable Characters in Any Genre”
She could see them, but the mirror showed nothing… and it was plain no one else could see her, either. Just to be certain, she made a rude gesture at Granny… but her grandmother continued to stare straight through her.
What in crow’s name had just happened… How was it even possible?
As writers, one of the most important things we do is create characters. Specifically, heroic characters. Our character needs to do more than look the part, they have to act like one too. Their actions must back up their character in a way that makes them worthy of our interest and their role in the story.
Let’s talk about objects and how they can enhance your writing! Creating objects can help bring your characters off the page and help to create stories for them.
You might think that writing for children means you don’t need to fact-check things. But in middle grade and young adult literature, the credibility of the story is not that hard to gain, and incredibly easy to lose.
Granny glowered at her… worse still, Granny had brought the ugly old carpetbag she insisted on carrying everywhere, though goodness knows why.
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-m5k4w-11ead35 Connect with me: Facebook . Twitter . InstagramVisit ABMS.BLOG Join The Writers’ SocietyBecome a Member and Get Access to More (or follow me for free but get less) RedBubble Bookshop.org Find ABMS on Podbean Let’s take a brief tour of fairy tale techniques, all of which can help any writer if given the chance:Continue reading “Fairy Tales”
Madeleine Roux uses language like Austen and plots like Brontë. House of Furies is simply amazing and if you think it isn’t up your alley-you’re wrong. Do not smile. Do not frown. Do not, under any circumstances, put this book down. After escaping a harsh school where punishment was the lesson of the day, seventeen-year-old Louisa Ditton is thrilledContinue reading “House of Furies ★★★★★”
You finished your book, so how long until it’s out on shelves? Says some ignorant family member at dinner. Let’s discuss that, shall we? (Not necessarily the rude family member who thinks all the hard work is done once you type THE END) The first step on the Writer’s Journey is the idea. It mightContinue reading “The Writer’s Journey”