This time we will be looking at forming our antagonist. It is important that we get to know our antagonists very well as they will be the main source of conflict in our stories. We must go through pretty much the same process as creating our protagonist – and creating your antagonist may even be … Continue reading Agonising over Antagonists: Part Four
In a series you need more than one BBT. As each book concludes, your hero needs to defeat bigger and bigger BBTs. In Zelda you have several different dungeons, and as you go on through the game the BBTs become more and more difficult to defeat. This is how it should be in your books … Continue reading Agonising over Antagonists: Part Three
So, to pick up where we left off last time, I just wanted to say that the list of antagonists I had is certainly not an extensive, all-inclusive one. I outlined some of the more common antagonists we would find in stories, and could use in our own. There are plenty of others, but I … Continue reading Agonising over Antagonists: Part Two
Antagonists are the core of any story. They are the ones who set the inciting incident into motion. They are the ones providing resistance and conflict in the protagonist’s life. It is essential to understand our antagonist to understand our story, because it will fundamentally be the antagonist’s and our protagonist’s goals opposing that will … Continue reading Agonising over Antagonists: Part One
So, this is my first post on writing craft and I thought I would go for the jugular: structure. A lot of the problems that can occur when writing a story come from structure. This is why it is essential to know the fundamental elements that go into a story. The fundamental elements are pretty … Continue reading Four Part Story Structure
Hello there, passing stranger. Please, do come in and make yourself at home. Welcome to my blog: Me, my books, and I. So, for a while now I have wanted to start a blog. To be perfectly honest, I did start a couple, then abandoned them. I never knew what to write about. Then it … Continue reading Welcome to my little corner of the internet!