I struggled with this recently as I wrote and revised a scene in my novel and attempted to weave the love my characters shared throughout my story. It proved to be a daunting task and, on occasion, agonizingly difficult. Why? Why do we, as authors, find it difficult to write love stories when love is… Read More “How To Write Love Stories” by Benjamin T. Collier
Ben’s back this week with part 3 of his series on Writing Villains, ‘The Doosh’. Just what is a doosh and do you know any? Here’s what Ben has to say from his book “The Storyteller’s Handbook”. “Actually, Dooshes sometimes end up in the good guy category, but they are generally some sort of antagonist… Read More Writing Villains 3 — The Doosh
Writing sympathetic villains and monsters. Benjamin Collier takes us through the steps to write fantastic scenes with these fictional characters. Monsters “Monsters are a different kind of character than simply a Villain, because Villains are generally held responsible for the damage they cause because of the choices they make. But Monsters, traditionally speaking, are simply… Read More Writing Villains 2 – Sympathetic Villains and Monsters
A few weeks ago we introduced you to the first in our From-To Writing Method series of workbooks for writers. The workbooks show you how to write a short story, ebook or nonfiction book in as little as ten hours and a novel in about four weeks by utilizing your social media as content. We… Read More The From-To Writing Method Launch!
Have you always wanted to write a novel, or maybe you’ve decided to participate in NaNoWriMo this year? As a seasoned author or a fledgeling writer you know there’s more to writing a novel than pounding the keys non-stop for days on end. I did the NaNo challenge for the first time a few years… Read More Writing A Novel?
Introducing our new series of workbooks called The From-To Writing Method. This series of workbooks has been in the creative stage for over two years and we’ve finally finished all the brainstorming and designing. So we’re very excited to introduce to you the first workbook in the series. All the workbooks are aimed at helping… Read More The From-To Writing Method intro
We all know jerks are selfish and obnoxious but what are they really thinking? We’re continuing our look at storytelling with fantasy and sci-fi author, Benjamin T Collier. Today Ben is talking about writing villains in your story, specifically Personal and Obstacle villains. “To be clear, when I say “villain” I do not exclusively mean… Read More Writing Villains 1 – Personal Villains and Obstacle Villains
We’re continuing our look at heroes in storytelling with author, Benjamin T Collier. Symbolic Heroes are a difficult bunch to portray, as Benjamin explains in part 3 of Writing Heroes from his book, ‘The Storyteller’s Handbook’. “Symbolic Heroes can be among the most difficult types of heroes to write, at least in a way that… Read More Writing Heroes 3 – Symbolic Heroes
Benjamin T. Collier is here with his next post on Storytelling. This week he’s giving us some insight into writing about reluctant heroes and anti-heroes in our stories. I don’t know about you but I had no idea there are so many different kinds of heroes! Have you given much thought to which type of… Read More Writing Heroes part 2 – Reluctant Heroes and Anti-Heroes
Benjamin T. Collier is back with us this week to talk about writing heroes into your story and he starts with Unlikely Heroes. Exactly what is an unlikely hero? “Unlikely heroes are among the most popular kinds of heroes because they tend to be the most relatable. Most of us don’t feel like we could… Read More Writing Heroes part 1 – Unlikely Heroes