When writing an antagonist, you need to consider the purpose of a confrontational force in your story. Your hero is being challenged by someone or something for a reason. Is it for the purpose of creating an incredible adventure? Or is it to develop your character? Or is the antagonist the real subject of your story?
Finding this answer is the first key to writing a good antagonist. Now, let’s discuss that!
When it comes to writing a good story, it goes without saying that you need a good main character. One that you feel good when writing, one which readers feel good reading. The kind of character that truly fits their role in the story. However, it is so easy to miss the mark and write a character that is alright, but not good. A character which could have been better, a character that could have been memorable.
Well, here’s how to make sure you do.
Welcome to the first in a series of articles/videos where I talk about writing a good book. Advice, tips, examples and exercises that will help or challenge you to write a certain aspect of your story better, until it is at the very least...good. A good book is hard enough to find and a great book more so. However, what makes a great book depends on one’s opinion. Whether one likes a genre, a theme or even a character. However, most readers can agree on whether a book is good or not, bias cannot affect that.
I am going to show you how to write a good book.
Suspense has always played a major role in dark stories. Thriller, horror and even dark fantasy often make use of suspense to emphasise the feeling of dread. Whether it is a high energy scene such as a chase or a low energy scene such as an investigation in a creepy house, suspense plays a part in telling a thrilling tale.
Here are some of my key rules for writing suspense.
When it comes to action scenes, many end up one of two ways. Either the action scene comes off confusing or it is overly descriptive and lengthy. Both make for rather boring action scenes, hardly building any tension and the reader simply glides through them. For a lot of novels, this isn’t such a big deal, but for action/adventure stories, well, it is a big deal.
Here’s how to write a cool action scene!
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