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.”

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?”

My Top 5 Youtubers and What They Can Teach Us About Telling Stories

My favorite social media is Youtube by far so it tends to influence the way I write. These are my favorite storytellers on youtube. I left their links so please check them out and support them! Super Carlin Brothers Ben and J explain ideas like everything is a huge plot twist and it’s charming. TheyContinue reading “My Top 5 Youtubers and What They Can Teach Us About Telling Stories”