So this is my 100th blog post, and I’m pretty excited about it. There are not too many ways to celebrate through cyberspace, so I figured I’d just link back to my first blog: PLOT H LES.
That said, let’s get to it. One aspect of setting that’s often neglected is the weather. Though it is sufficient to write a one-word expression to describe the heat and then leave it alone, I prefer subtle reminders of how the weather is affecting the characters.
As writers, it’s important to remember that we are recreating or creating events. These events are impacted by the weather conditions that the character must endure or enjoy. Continue reading →
The premise is essential to the story. Without it, the conflict is not maximized. The “good vs. evil” effect is moved out of the way and replaced by the mediocre.
Consider this premise: Women should be treated like queens. If the story goes along and everyone is treated like a queen, that gets the job done, but no one will read the story. You would have been better off wasting your time playing video games or doing something else rather than taking the time to write a novel.