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 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.
By Gabrielle Schwabauer, Staff Writer Your original perception of a character is not set in stone. If they're boring you, or if they feel too much like you, or if they're stagnant in the story, you need to make a conscious decision to change them. Simple as that!
By Emily Steadman, Guest Contributor How do we create sympathy for the main character without villainizing whoever comes against her? How do we create tension and conflict while treating characters on all sides as three-dimensional people who can be good as well as bad?