Our most popular tips for story development
Be A Story Weaver – NOT a Story Mechanic!
How to Create Archetypal Characters
The Hero Breaks Down
Character Likes & Dislikes
How to Structure Your Story’s Theme
Ending with Success or Failure
Creating Extra Tension with Consequences
Don’t Forget the Requirements!
Characters’ Personal Goals
The Collective Goal
Revealing Your Goal
Character Arc 101
Flashbacks and Flash Forwards
Out of Sequence Experiences
Characters: The Attributes of Age
Creating Characters from Plot
Creating Characters from Scratch
Fire Your Protagonist
Character Development Tricks!
The Big Picture
Writing Characters of the Opposite Sex
Love Interests and the Dramatic Triangle
Writing From a Character’s Point of View
Character Affiliations and Beliefs
Writing a Character Description
Writing an Initial Thematic Synopsis
Writing an Initial Plot Synopsis
Writing an Initial Character Synopsis
Writing a Story Synopsis
Choosing Your Story’s Title
Characters in the Middle of Act 3
Your Plot, Step by Step
Introduction to Storyforming (video)
Subjective Characters and the Objective Story
Blowing the Story Bubble
Comparing Writing Software Paradigms
Tricking the Muse: The Creativity Two-Step
Story Structure for Passionate Writers
How to Beat Writer’s Block
The Measure of a Hero
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