By Hannah Tacci, Student Contributor
Your characters are more than the things that happen to them. They have an inner life—a spirit—and so their character development needs to reflect that.
By Courtney Kleefeld, Student Contributor
Conflict, specifically with other people, can cause a sensitive person like me a lot of stress. So why should I write something I don’t even like reading about in fiction?
By Susan Sader, Student Contributor
In my years as a writer, I’ve noticed a few major issues that get overlooked, often masked by publishing
contracts or a title on a TV screen. These Fatal Flaws are fatal not only to your character, but to your plot, prose, and readers’ interest.
By Hannah McManus, Guest Contributor
I have always been creating stories. I thought I always would. So I was blindsided when my seemingly endless stream of creativity dried up, leaving me in a creative dry spell that lasted nearly three years.
By Rachel Garner, Staff Writer
Reading is supposed to be one of the writer’s major tools, and I was utilizing it: I read a lot. I had all the tools I’d been told to gather. But still I hesitated. What was I missing?
By Avrie Roberts, Guest Contributor
If you’re non-military minded, like me, the thought of writing battle scenes makes you inwardly groan. Maybe also like me, you hate every attempt you’ve made at writing those scenes. You can get away with not including warfare in some stories, but what happens when you can’t avoid it any longer?
By Jerah Miller, Guest Contributer
Decisions are a necessary evil when it comes to writing fiction. There’s one choice, though, that is passed over with very little thought; it’s this very decision, however, that I would argue needs to be one of the hardest to make. To write religion or not to write religion, that is the question.
By Gabrielle de Waal, Staff Writer
One of the most beautiful elements of being a writer is the ability to put yourself in another person’s shoes, to imagine what it might be like to be someone with fears, challenges, and desires very different from your own.
By Caitlyn Meissner, Guest Contributor
The movie theater isn’t your only portal to adventure. Adventure is all around you, ready to be lived, written about, enjoyed. You don’t need a microscope to see it. Just a perspective change.