EVERY CHARACTER HAS AN AGENDA

EVERY CHARACTER HAS AN AGENDA

I was asked by readers to talk more about side characters after my writing tips. First of all, thank you for joining me and for the feedback! I dedicate this entry to you! So, now that we’ve talked a little bit about how to give our characters more depth, we’ll go...
DEUS EX MACHINA: PLOT DEVICES TO AVOID

DEUS EX MACHINA: PLOT DEVICES TO AVOID

Sometimes while we’re tied up in our characters (or tying up our characters), lost in our plot, and furiously racing to the end of our stories, we don’t realize that somewhere along the way…we’ve hit a wall. That terrifying, mile-high wall blocking the story that us...
WRITING COMPLEX CHARACTERS

WRITING COMPLEX CHARACTERS

This entry could alternatively be named: “Why Cat is avoiding editing Roar.” But I digress. Let’s begin. Today we’re going to talk about something very near and dear to my heart. What is it that makes a complex character? Why do we laugh when our favorite characters...