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Off With Their Heads!

Off With Their Heads!

*TRIGGER WARNING* ...

How to Kill Your Characters

How to Kill Your Characters

Death and a Funeral

Regardless of the story, play, or movie a writer tends to come to many different crossroads in his/her work. One crossroad, in particular, and likely the hardest to navigate, often leads to a singular question: Who do I kill?

You may ask, “What do you mean?”, but think about it. The question is...

Twist & Shout

Twist & Shout

We all love a good plot twist, don’t we? Just when we think we know where the story is going, the unexpected comes out of nowhere and gives us a thrill. Because no one expects the Spanish Inquisition!

What is a Plot Twist?

A plot twist is an unexpected complication, development, or piece of information. It can...

Prologues & Epilogues

Prologues & Epilogues

There are many ways to begin and end stories. Sometimes the story starts you in the action; other times, the stage must first be set. Sometimes the ending is a cliffhanger; sometimes it’s more precise and changes the way the story is read. Today we’re talking prologues and epilogues—what are they? Are they right for...

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