I'm willing to bet that pretty much anyone who's ever picked up a how-to-write-fiction book in their life has stumbled across that famous "act, don't react" bit of advice. For writers, it's pretty clear: no one likes a reactive character. You know the reactive character. He or she (though I tend to see more female … Continue reading Action Vs. Reaction: In Fiction And In Life
Everyone loves the idea of immortality, right? Never having to worry about getting sick or deteriorating like everyone else does. You'll look young and pretty forever. Sure, you might still be able to be killed via violence, depending on the type of immortality we're talking about, but it's still a pretty sweet deal. Of course, … Continue reading Immortal Characters: Better to Live Forever than Die Young?
People, I'm here to let you in on a little secret. Ok, a big secret. You may read the title and think to yourself "well, how long does writing a book take?" If you're thinking "Oh, how hard could it be?" and have never tried to write even a short story before, stop right … Continue reading Writing a Book ALWAYS Takes Longer Than You Think