HOW TO AND WHY YOU NEED TO GET IT RIGHT. As you have already learned through life experience, everything living is moved by the forces of cause and effect. We see this play out in nature when exposure to sunlight makes a seed grow or when birds mating results in a fertilized egg. A simplified… Continue reading PLOT CHAIN

How to write a believable VILLAIN

Traditionally, an antagonist, aka villain, is the story's bad guy. Simply put, the villain has evil intentions and mostly works against the protagonist (the main character). While it's easy to come up with examples of traditional villains like Joker in Batman, Sauron in Lord of The Rings, Count Dracula in Dracula and Napoleon in Animal… Continue reading How to write a believable VILLAIN

Importance of Good Stories and character development -as shown by nepo babies

Although most of you probably already know what a nepo (nepotism) baby is, for those who are unsure, the term refers to a child of a successful professional. More specifically, it means that the nepo baby got a shortcut to fame or success due to their successful parents. It is the generally accepted opinion of… Continue reading Importance of Good Stories and character development -as shown by nepo babies

Character development – Using The Enneagram types

In my last post, I talked about character-building basics when writing. Now I want to dig deeper and share one of the easiest ways to create a personality and backstory for your character. If you haven't heard about it, it's called the Enneagram method. Enneagram is a personality type system divided into nine basic personality types.