Antiheroes

Welcome to part two of my series on writing bad people! Last week, we talked about writing villains, and, today we’re going to be talking about how to write antiheroes, aka morally ambiguous heroes aka the absolute best kinds of characters. This article will talk about how to write a compelling character who isn’t necessarily … Continue reading Antiheroes

Writing Inspiration: Top 5 Lessons from my Year of Writing

Happy new year, everyone! I am so pleased to join Be Your Own Mentor to do one of my favorite writerly things: Encourage and inspire others! *throws confetti and does an embarrassing victory dance* But before we jump into the inspirational part, first an introduction (I promise this pertains to the post, haha). I’ve been … Continue reading Writing Inspiration: Top 5 Lessons from my Year of Writing

More than Just a Backdrop: How to Create a Fully Immersive Setting

There’s a popular writerly sentiment that goes something like this: “Writing a book isn’t one skill--it’s actually a bunch of different skills working together.” It’s an idea I wholeheartedly agree with. So many elements need to work for a book to come together seamlessly, from dialogue to prose to that perfectly paced plot twist. All … Continue reading More than Just a Backdrop: How to Create a Fully Immersive Setting

So, You Wrote a Marginalized Protagonist

So, you wrote a marginalized protagonist…. But you’re not marginalized yourself. Maybe your dream agent mentioned wanting one on their manuscript wish list. Perhaps you saw a book deal announcement featuring one on the weekly rights report. Or maybe you wrote this book to give marginalized readers a character they can relate to. “Yes! I’m … Continue reading So, You Wrote a Marginalized Protagonist