Tips Should Writers Take From Modern Media (TV, Video Games, Film, Anime)

Writing is by far the most inspiring media we have. So many different stories transcend time. Told by billions of different people, they are the gateway to other points of view and other passions. But more and more people have been turning to the easy to access and addictive TV, films, and video games (duh).Continue reading “Tips Should Writers Take From Modern Media (TV, Video Games, Film, Anime)”

Choose Your Hero- advice on writing and living a great story

I’ve always wished that life had a character creator. The idea of clicking a button and not only looking like but fundamentally being a new character has always excited me. I used to seek out games that had highly customizable hero, but in the end, the ones I’ve enjoyed playing the most are where theContinue reading “Choose Your Hero- advice on writing and living a great story”

How to Write Someone’s New Favorite Character

How do you create a character some is obsessed with? You see it in movies, tv, and anime all the time. If you’ve ever been to a anime/comic con then you’ll know how obsessed people can get over characters they are passionate about. So what is that one thing that lovable characters have in common?Continue reading “How to Write Someone’s New Favorite Character”

5 Weird Tips for Figuring Out What Your Characters Looks Like! (and how to describe it)

Sometimes the hardest thing to keep consistent with your character is their physicality.  I often have a rough time trying to pin down exactly how to describe the overall feeling I want readers to get. Heres some of my favorite tips and tricks for figuring it all out. Dating Apps If you want to scrollContinue reading “5 Weird Tips for Figuring Out What Your Characters Looks Like! (and how to describe it)”

What Makes Anime Characters so Popular?

I am constantly struck by how Anime stands apart from other popular media presented to teens. It’s often not only something you need to be in the mood for, but also something that can bring people with no other common interests together in ways that books never seem to do. At conventions, thousands of peopleContinue reading “What Makes Anime Characters so Popular?”

The Secret to Making Your Setting More Than a Backdrop

I studied set design and construction for film in college, not writing. But that makes me the most qualified person to tell you that you’re probably doing plot wrong. When creating the world of a film we don’t just think about the physical place, but how it reflects the characters and how it’ll influence theContinue reading “The Secret to Making Your Setting More Than a Backdrop”

How DnD Changed the Way I Write.

Call me a nerd, but I’ve heard several authors say that playing DnD helps them write better. It really helps to fully get into character and see exactly what your motivations are even when the task at hand doesn’t involve the overall plot. Roleplaying shows you all the different facets of a person and howContinue reading “How DnD Changed the Way I Write.”

Your Characters Aren’t in Enough Danger

In the age of video games where it only takes a click of a button for your favorite character to respawn, it’s easy for new writers to fall short when trying to create rising action. Lucky for us, there is one very simple thing to keep in mind to make sure your action actually risesContinue reading “Your Characters Aren’t in Enough Danger”

What Makes a Powerful Antagonist?

There has been an influx of underdeveloped antagonists in our current society. Between TV, movies, books, and (the main culprit) video games, villain characters have become inhuman and unrealistic. The reason behind this shift is the overwhelming increase in violence and a need to justify it. If the enemy is faceless, nameless and has aContinue reading “What Makes a Powerful Antagonist?”

The One Thing All Writers Forget About When Creating Characters and Plots

What’s the difference between a page turner and a book you never finish? Well aside from the way it’s written and what the book is about, there’s one major difference you’ve probably never noticed. Does the character interact with the plot or do they shape it? I’m willing to argue that this one wording differenceContinue reading “The One Thing All Writers Forget About When Creating Characters and Plots”