Equal parts heartbreaking and hopeful, Deb Caletti’s A Heart in a Body in the World reads like a battle cry for young women in the #MeToo era.
Every member of your supporting cast brings a lifetime’s worth of experiences, values, quirks, and perspectives to the table, and the more you can honor that by fully developing every character, the richer your story will become.
In the spirit of Halloween and NaNoWriMo, there’s no better time to visit the Gothic genre.
Are there any items in your fictional world that are so charged, so laden with meaning, that they’re impacting the environment and/or the characters’ behavior?
In fiction, our most riveting stories are built on conflicts where all parties are equally convicted of their own, opposing beliefs. And each party stands in the way of the others’ objectives.
Sometimes we just need a little help from fate to see our stories all the way through. And that’s ok. But there are more effective ways to set up those coincidences than dropping them in right at the critical moment.
50,000 words in a month is most definitely a daunting goal, whether you’re a NaNoWriMo newbie or a seasoned veteran. This year, I’m here to help!
Given this vague advice, many writers find ourselves resorting to adjectives—lots of adjectives—to describe everything on the page in great detail. But the result is often clunky, resulting in prose that looks more like the set directions for a movie script than a moving scene in a novel.
As two teens get to know each other at the hospital that saved both their lives, they discover that, together, they may just be brave enough to reinvent their dreams.