5 Writing Tips You Can Learn About Comedy of Manners From “Frasier”

5 Writing Tips You Can Learn About Comedy of Manners From “Frasier”
There is no TV show that quite makes use of fast moving, high level, intellectual bantering as “Frasier”. Perhaps one of the most successful spinoffs of all time, “Frasier” took a beloved character from an equally beloved tv show and built a small and lively world around him. If there is one area where “Frasier”...

Worldbuilding Part II: Anchor Points

Worldbuilding Part II: Anchor Points
Every fictional reality needs anchor points; symbols, objects, or landmarks to remind and reinforce to the audience the nature of the reality you are building in your story. This article acts as a follow-up to my previous worldbuilding post “The Five Levels of Reality”. If you haven’t already had a chance, you can read that...

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...

5 Writing Tips You Can Learn From Disney’s Live-Action Beauty and the Beast

5 Writing Tips You Can Learn From Disney’s Live-Action Beauty and the Beast
Many have speculated that Disney’s latest craze of converting popular animated classics into live action adaptations is a thinly veiled cash grab. The main reason for this belief is…it’s basically true. Nonetheless, I am a firm believer in the idea of gleaning writing tips from all manner of genres. Disney’s conversion of a popular animated...