20 Jan

THE MIND OF THE ANTAGONIST

In fiction, the antagonist is the opponent or enemy of the protagonist, but that doesn’t mean the antagonist is purely evil or bad.  In fact, it’s much more interesting for your story if you can get to know your antagonist as a complex, deep character, rather than a simple enemy.  In order to develop this […]

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11 Jan

A VIVID AND CONTINUOUS DREAM"

In his book, On Becoming a Novelist, John Gardner says that the goal of the writer is to create a “vivid and continuos dream.”  You’ve probably experienced that state as a reader where you are completely absorbed in the world and the story.  How do you create that feeling in your own writing? The answer lies in […]

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