Posts filed under: Story & Character Development

Creating the perfect villain: it’s all in the backstory

Nothing can make me read the day away quite like a classic tale of good versus evil, and for me (and most readers, I would argue), a well-crafted, three-dimensional villain is a must-have in order to keep the pages turning. […]

The Beauty of the Blank Page

I have heard several authors compare writing a novel to raising a child. First, an idea takes root inside and grows into a unique plot that explores the nature of life and truth. Then, the author spends months, or even […]