Here’s What Happens when You Overcomplicate Sci-fi and Fantasy

Writing Complex Stories vs. Confusing Stories Fantasy and science fiction as writing genres hold so many possibilities when it comes to creating a vibrant story (not that other genres don't). I'm just saying that because both genres produce works that focus on worldbuilding and rich descriptions, writers' minds go crazy with creating their own universes. … Continue reading Here’s What Happens when You Overcomplicate Sci-fi and Fantasy

The Mathematics of a Strong Plot

Let's do something scary and think of a plot as a math problem. Don't run! I promise I'm just trying to make this easier to understand. Putting things into a different perspective, if you will. Because when you boil down a plot into its simplest components, it becomes almost like a simple one plus one … Continue reading The Mathematics of a Strong Plot

4 Reasons to Use the “Save the Cat” Story Structure in Your Writing – Rose Atkinson-Carter

From Ryan Lanz's A Writer's Path blog, this post introduces a plot structure called "Save the Cat," which has fifteen plot beats. I'd never heard of this structure, so reading this was super informational! Happy reading! 4 Reasons to Use the "Save the Cat" Story Structure in Your Writing - Rose Atkinson-Carter Credit: A Writer's … Continue reading 4 Reasons to Use the “Save the Cat” Story Structure in Your Writing – Rose Atkinson-Carter

How to Write a Good Short Story

Writing Mistakes, Writing Techniques, and Making Your Words Count Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Novels and short stories both require similar techniques: strong character development, clean, concise prose that keeps readers engaged, strong plot, and more. But if you've gotten some practice with novel writing and want to take a crack at short story writing, … Continue reading How to Write a Good Short Story