If you want any chance of writing believable characters and stories worth reading, then being able to empathize with all of your characters must be your top priority.
Tips and tricks for writing powerful flash fiction.
Among the lessons you will learn: Karma's a bitch, don't piss off serial killers, and never under any circumstances enter a basement.
By Cath Murphy
'Mr. Robot' has transformed its parent network USA from sad loser to crowing superstar. How? With superb writing. Here's what we can learn from its success.
These books could easily jump off the page and onto your screens.
Rape is a sensitive topic that deserve a complex portrayal, but major trends in media and fiction fail to reach that complexity—and often cause a lot of damage.
If you've realized that you accidentally wrote a Mary Sue, this article will help you change that overpowered lead into a relatable character.
Are your character arcs falling flat? This article teaches you five strategies for improving them.
There once was a show about a girl named Piper, but no more. And that might be the best thing going for Netflix's hit series.
Information on where writer's block comes from, and how to fix it.
These tips and tricks may help you find love again!
Your favorite literary characters answer life's big questions.
Ten tips for the best ways to fool your readers.
Tips and suggestions on how to shift the sympathy of the reader from one character to another.
Unconventional protagonists make for great fiction—but beware the humble protagonist, who will hamstring your novel at every turn.
A look at why morally gray characters are so compelling, using the Lannisters of Westeros as my primary examples. Beware: Spoilers abound!
I'll read about them, but I won't take them up on dinner.
When does writing about The Other stop being an exercise in understanding and become something exploitative?
Sometimes, a house can read like a main character in itself.
Some tips on how to make your fictional relationship feel real.
Relatability in your characters will help your work strike a chord with readers. This article explores ways that you can make your heroes, villains, and other characters more relatable.
Ursula K. Le Guin is best known for her sci-fi and fantasy, but part of what makes her work so remarkable is the deeply realistic way it handles the nuanced intersections of character and culture.
Whenever a source of authority grows too powerful and begins to usurp the common people, Robin Hood-like characters start to appear in film and literature.
Tips on how to write a novel without plotting it out.
Every living person on the planet has experienced childhood, but the same can’t be said for old age. Older characters have more history, so creating such a person takes considerable imagination.