Reblog: Understanding the Normal World of a Story’s First Act by K.M. Weiland

No matter their genre or focus, stories are about something happening—a shift in the status quo. Where the characters begin is not where they end. This may refer to their literal physical surroundings, or to a more metaphorical state of being—or, very possibly, to both. Whatever the case, it is important for authors to understand … Continue reading Reblog: Understanding the Normal World of a Story’s First Act by K.M. Weiland

I Think I’ve Grown Out of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

I still remember watching the Pirates of the Caribbean films as a kid and being absolutely enthralled. I went through stages of loving things as my younger brother and our friends all got into different genres/movies/books or whatever at the same time. I can’t remember exactly when my pirate obsession started, but it was probably … Continue reading I Think I’ve Grown Out of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Reblog: Showing – Not Telling Emotions by John W. Howell

Photo by Narupon Promvichai on Unsplash   Hi SEers. John here with you today. I’m going to further discuss the idea of giving characters life with … Showing – Not Telling Emotions Writers, we’ve all heard of the “show don’t tell” rule more times than we can count. We may think it’s overstated. We may … Continue reading Reblog: Showing – Not Telling Emotions by John W. Howell