This week’s articles ranged from writing great headlines to getting published. As an author, I’m always looking for articles that help other’s complete their characters, their plots, and dealing with issues. These three articles hit the nail on the head.
“A subplot gives us excitement. Romance. Drama. It’s the story that helps move our characters along while entertaining and informing our readers.“
Courtney Moore offers us a brilliant way to weave subplots into our works of fiction. She discusses how subplots give the reader a sense of normalcy and how they can keep the reader on their toes.
“Creating great protagonists, and antagonists isn’t as simple as black and white. The lines need to be blurred, there has to be strong reasons why.“
Eric Johnson brings up some valid points about the antagonist in the story. He offers us a unique point of view of why the antagonist should be relatable and the hero of his or her own story.
“When did spoiling the story become such a big deal for writers? A dependence on plot twists and shock value may reflect problems with a story as a whole.“
Finally, Keira Charles looks at why plot twists are not always the best plot device for your story. Her example is probably the best one in fiction history: George Lucas spoiling the plot of Star Wars.
Tune in next week to see what our amazing writers offer for writing advice. Leave your comments. We would love to hear what you think!