How to Begin Crafting Character Arcs

How to Craft Character Arcs | Kate Johnston | Writing Coach

Do you know where your character is right this second? Do you know where he’s going to end up? Do you have a logical, tension-filled, engaging path for him to follow? Do you know his character arc? Character arc, writers, is one of those necessary pre-writing decisions you need to … READ MORE

How to build a character from scratch

Story is about a character who has to fight harrowing odds to achieve the one thing he wants desperately. This means, in a nutshell, your story is all about a character in conflict. Conflict is what makes your character interesting and readable. We don’t have to like your character but … READ MORE

What are the most common weak words?

Weak words are a story’s nemesis. They are easy to use, serve multiple purposes, and act as quick fillers–but they drag your story down and dim your writing. They crop up like kittens unless we are paying strict attention to each sentence we compose. If you’re concerned with the popular … READ MORE

What is Your Writing Process of Choice?

Writing process is the system writers use to begin and finish their projects. Each process will vary from writer to writer. Some writers are overwhelmed by the need to tell a story, caring only about letting the story loose onto the page, wildly spilling forth the characters, setting, and problems, … READ MORE