Can two people want the same thing and still have a conflict? What does completing a character arc really look like? THE LAST JEDI serves a master class on Goals/Motivations/Conflicts.
Whether you're a plotter or a pantser, I want the odds to ever be in your favor. Let's look at what THE HUNGER GAMES shows us about HOW TO BUILD ANTICIPATION.
Sure, you could save the day in the first ten minutes. But wouldn't it be more fun to use failure to prove why your character is the hero we need? THE MATRIX shows us how.
Nailed your first publishing deal? Releasing your first book? Getting great reviews? Hitting a bestseller list? It sounds like any one of those would be enough, and yet…
The MIDPOINT HIGH is a plot beat that’s easy to miss and even easier to get wrong. So let's talk about how to get it right.
The most consistent problem I see isn’t whether there IS a midpoint high, it’s in how you get there.
When you first learn to ride a bike, it’s awkward as hell. You fall over before you can pedal a single time. And then each inch forward feels like certain death. Writing is sort of like that, except a lot more dangerous.
The BCC, also known as the back cover copy or blurb, makes or breaks whether someone buys your books. Ready to make your BCC irresistible?
Let me know if you have questions. And if you want my help writing yours, hire me!