11: Choosing the Storyteller: Narrative and Voice

Narrative, or how you narrate the story, is an important aspect to engaging your readers as it’s directly connected to and influenced by the setting (and vice versa). However, it’s one that you’ll develop over time as you work on the story/plot, your characters and their dialogue. The cornerstone of narrative how, is still storyshowing, … [Read more…]

9: The Oft-Forgotten (and Sometimes Central) Character

Setting and landscape are actually characters authors tend to forget are exactly that. Everything in your story influences the story somehow—the behavior of the characters, their choices, their personalities, which then creates setting (which I will delve more deeply into in my next post.) Your setting and landscape need  lives, too. Even a backstory. Its … [Read more…]