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Tag Archives: creative development
Writing Contests and Why They Make Us Want to Hurl
Writing contests are great avenues for exposure and constructive criticism. So why do they make all us writers feel physically ill at the thought of entering?
How to Create and Use Character Backstories
There is no right way to create and use character backstories, but with practice and revisions, you can find the happy medium between too much and not enough.
Setting the Scene
World-building is how we writers enable our paranoid, Type A control freak habits, and write stories our readers can really dive into.
Creating the Ultimate Villain
The flat, unyielding fairy tale villain is dead. Find out how to make your bad guys leap off the page.
Kill Your Darlings
Whether for the sake of word count or story progression, it’s important to know when it’s time to kill your darlings, and kill them dead.