The ecstasy and the agony (mostly the agony) of my year and a half of querying agents
Learn how making and keeping story promises is the key to building anticipation, based on lessons from Jurassic Park (1993).
For readers to care about your story, they first have to care about your MC. Learn how to craft an irresistible character based on lessons from Chuck Wendig's Blackbirds.
Need to inject some life into your MS? Learn how an author's choice of metaphor can influence a story's tone, mood, and voice.
Learn how to escalate your story's stakes and increase reader investment based on lessons from Tomi Adeyemi's Children of Blood and Bone
Forget plot-driven or character-driven fiction. Learn how all stories are tension-driven based on lessons from this amazing YA fantasy
Learn how moral dilemmas can imbue your story with deeper meaning and ignite your character's arc using the lessons from The Dark Knight (2008).
Wreck-It Ralph demonstrates how to craft a great story by asking the right questions. Stop plotting that outline and learn to tighten tension and stakes the organic way
Lessons on vivid character description from Tucholke's The Boneless Mercies
Lessons on "show vs tell" based on Lila Bowen's fantasy novel, Wake of Vultures