Category Archives: Creative Consulting

#23 Your Write to: Give Your Characters a Break

Put your characters through hell, sure, but also give them a break from time to time!

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#22 Your Write to: Complicate Your Characters’ Lives

You don’t know Heaven ’til you’ve been through Hell!

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#21 Your Write to: Give Your Charcters Opposing Values

It’s bad enough to have antagonists that oppose your character’s values, and even better for your character to have their own set values that clash amongst themselves!

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The Four Pillars of Fiction BONUS Post: Putting it into Practice

I am very glad that everyone has enjoyed the recent series I’ve written on The Four Pillars of Fiction, so much so that I’ve broken records in terms of daily viewership and followers gained per post. So thank you very … Continue reading

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The Four Pillars of Fiction Part 4: Dialogue

So you got your plot, your characters, and the setting? All that’s left to do is make these people talk, and following in the principle provided in this blog series, what they think and say needs to serve a purpose. … Continue reading

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The Four Pillars of Fiction Part 3: Setting

Characters can’t just exist as talking heads in an empty vacuum, they need a setting in which to act out their drama. And it can’t just be any place chosen at random, it needs to be a specific place that your … Continue reading

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The Four Pillars of Fiction Part 2: Characters

Your story’s objective is only as powerful as the characters that convey it. Each member of the cast must represent opposing sides of the main argument, thus providing several different angles to perceive your story’s philosophy. I’ve already written a couple … Continue reading

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