Nolan’s “Dunkirk”: 5 Writing Tips You Can Learn About Stories Based on Historical Events

Nolan’s “Dunkirk”: 5 Writing Tips You Can Learn About Stories Based on Historical Events
Recently, I had a chance to see Christopher Nolan’s latest epic “Dunkirk”. As I was watching the film, it occurred to me that there was much to be learned concerning writing about historical events. Now before I go any further, I think I must point out that I will be mentioning key aspects of the...

5 Reasons Your Novel Needs a Developmental Edit

5 Reasons Your Novel Needs a Developmental Edit
So you’ve FINALLY completed that novel you’ve been working on. After months, maybe years, of slaving over scenes, subplots, and character development, you have finally perfected your baby. There’s just one problem. You’ve missed something. Now you may be thinking that after all of the time you’ve put in, all the reading and rereading, writing...

Writing Prompts: 21 Epic Closing Lines

Writing Prompts: 21 Epic Closing Lines
Sometimes you have to begin at the end. Although most writing prompts are opening lines, there is a unique challenge to be found in composing backwards from a closing line. With that in mind, here are 21 totally original final story lines to pique your sense of creativity. Best of luck and let me know...

Worldbuilding Part I: The Five Levels of Reality

Worldbuilding Part I: The Five Levels of Reality
Worldbuilding: the concept of creating the universe in which your fictional characters live. For the avid writer, world building is an exhilarating process, filled with endless possibilities. Beginning worldbuilding is like being given a blank canvas; it is up to you the individual to create the masterpiece. The concept of worldbuilding is not one that...

Onomatopoeia: 5 Writing Tips

Onomatopoeia: 5 Writing Tips
Onomatopoeia: 5 Writing Tips Pow! Wham! Bang! Everyone is familiar with the idea of onomatopoeia, even if they aren’t as familiar with the cumbersome word itself. Being able to use words that mean what they sound like is a useful communication tool, as well as a fun “spice” to use when writing. There are, however,...