Writers have their own unique styles. We've identified 3 primary methods. Some choose to plan every detail, while others write instinctively. Another group uses a combination of both techniques.
This book of writing tips was written with the goal of benefitting all three different types of writers:
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If there is no villain, there is no story. The best stories have villains that are as compelling as the heros and heroines who oppose them. Sue and Becky describe methods to make your villains the terrifying matches for your great protagonists! This book explores why we love villains, how to view the story from the bad-guy perspective, how to create a perfect villain, how to set up the relationship between your protagonist and her nemesis, and how to write the villain's story arc. Full of great examples from literature and film, this book will help you create your perfect bad guy! Buy on Amazon.com
Characters are the life force of any novel or movie. Ten Steps to Creating Memorable Characters is a practical workbook packed with suggestions, ideas, exercises, and lists to help plan every imaginable area in a character’s “life.” Writers, screenwriters, playwrights—everyone who writes fiction will be able to create their own dynamic, memorable characters with this exciting yet practical book. Practical exercises, brainstorming ideas, lists, and much more. Buy on Amazon.com
This book could be the answer. Seven Ways to Plot can help you plot your novel as it helps you determine which plotting method works best for you. Get the basics on different methods that have been used forever by authors, plus new systems of plotting that can help you get started on your own story idea. Then let two multi-published authors show you how you can use those methods to plot your own book in easy step by step process. Buy on Amazon.com
Take the time to build your characters using this step by step guide. Learn how to make your characters unique individuals who are both human and heroic, or thoughtful but troubled or cunning but courageous. Find out how you can use a simple procedure to come up with a character who will keep readers turning the pages. Buy on Amazon.com
Whether you are starting with a vague idea, have some ideas for a plot or know only your beginnng or ending, the Plotting Wheel might be the answer to your plotting woes. The Plotting Wheel provides guidance as you journey around the wheel is easy-to-follow steps.
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