This week’s video talks about why coincidences are a bad thing and offers three tips for avoiding them in your own stories.
No story is created by one person. Written by one person, yes. But if the only imagination involved is the writer’s, the story will never be anything more than black marks on the page.
K.M. Weiland discusses how authors should learn to spot the most prevalent sentence slips-ups and know when to eliminate them from their stories.
This week’s video examines the advice to “think of the worst thing that can happen to your character, then make it worse.”
What’s the secret to good prose? What makes it work—not just on the aesthetic level of vivid and poetic word choices, but on the deeper and ultimately more important level of functionality?
This week’s video warns against the temptation to eliminate all subtlety and ambiguity.
This week’s video offers some pointers for avoiding dead-end events in your stories.
This week’s video offers suggestions for balancing the perception that reader dislike setting description with the reality that every book needs a vivid setting.
This week’s video cautions against having good characters turn bad just to provide an interesting plot twist.
This week’s video talks about the pitfalls of the always tempting twist endings.