Writing Subplots: What, Why, and How

Writing Subplots: What, Why, and How

Subplots may not be what immediately comes to mind when you come up with an idea for a novel, but as you get deeper into the writing process, it will become clear why they are such an important piece of storytelling. No matter how compelling your main plot is, it may...
3 Cornerstones of Character Development

3 Cornerstones of Character Development

Ask yourself why your favorite fiction novel is your favorite, and you may come up with a plethora of reasons to rave about the novel you’re thinking of. But it is very likely that one of the features that made you fall in love with the story is the characters...
Exploring the History of the Mystery Genre

Exploring the History of the Mystery Genre

You have probably interacted with a mystery story at some point. It might have been during your childhood, with lighthearted kid sleuthing books, or throughout your school years as assigned readings. You probably sought such tales for their exciting puzzles and...
Designing a Fantasy World

Designing a Fantasy World

Think back to your favorite fantasy story. Were you entranced by the magical lands, the extravagant livelihoods, creative names of places and people, and fulfilling storyline? If so, then you would be familiar with the significance of designing a fantasy world. In...

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