Do you have any advice for knowing what is going to happen in your story but not having any idea what the motivation is? For example, a writer knows they want their king to order all witches be burned at the stake, and that said author knows that the king has some sort of motivation behind it, but the author hasn’t quite figured out what the king’s reason is for hating witches? How does one overcome such a block? Sorry if I was too verbose or unclear :)

Okay, so, I’m answering this as part of my initiative to actually answer the hundred-million asks I have in my inbox. And no, your questions made perfect sense! 🙂 This is certainly far past when you would have figured it… Read moreDo you have any advice for knowing what is going to happen in your story but not having any idea what the motivation is? For example, a writer knows they want their king to order all witches be burned at the stake, and that said author knows that the king has some sort of motivation behind it, but the author hasn’t quite figured out what the king’s reason is for hating witches? How does one overcome such a block? Sorry if I was too verbose or unclear 🙂

Do you have any advice for knowing what is going to happen in your story but not having any idea what the motivation is? For example, a writer knows they want their king to order all witches be burned at the stake, and that said author knows that the king has some sort of motivation behind it, but the author hasn’t quite figured out what the king’s reason is for hating witches? How does one overcome such a block? Sorry if I was too verbose or unclear :)

Okay, so, I’m answering this as part of my initiative to actually answer the hundred-million asks I have in my inbox. And no, your questions made perfect sense! 🙂 This is certainly far past when you would have figured it… Read moreDo you have any advice for knowing what is going to happen in your story but not having any idea what the motivation is? For example, a writer knows they want their king to order all witches be burned at the stake, and that said author knows that the king has some sort of motivation behind it, but the author hasn’t quite figured out what the king’s reason is for hating witches? How does one overcome such a block? Sorry if I was too verbose or unclear 🙂

Any tips for developing a backstory into an actual story? I got a really good hold on this character’s background, and I wanna do something with it.

Ooh, this is a tricky one! It really depends on what angle you’d like to take: is it a triumph or a downfall? A comedy or a tragedy? Tone is everything when it comes to a backstory. In what way… Read moreAny tips for developing a backstory into an actual story? I got a really good hold on this character’s background, and I wanna do something with it.

Any tips for developing a backstory into an actual story? I got a really good hold on this character’s background, and I wanna do something with it.

Ooh, this is a tricky one! It really depends on what angle you’d like to take: is it a triumph or a downfall? A comedy or a tragedy? Tone is everything when it comes to a backstory. In what way… Read moreAny tips for developing a backstory into an actual story? I got a really good hold on this character’s background, and I wanna do something with it.

“10 Tips for Giving Your Sidekick Purpose: 1) They can be the MC’s (main character’s) foil. 2) They can call the MC out on their crap. 3) They can give the MC clarity. 4) They can create secondary tension. 5) They… Read more

“10 Tips for Giving Your Sidekick Purpose: 1) They can be the MC’s (main character’s) foil. 2) They can call the MC out on their crap. 3) They can give the MC clarity. 4) They can create secondary tension. 5) They… Read more