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.

I need to kill of a character to advance the plotline. However, I’m worried about it being written off as manpain. It was just the character’s time to die. The character is going to have flaws and such (I’m in the beginning stages of writing&planning), so they are definitely not going to be a Mary Sue. Advice?

legit-writing-tips: It’s not just about whether they have flaws or not, or whether they’re a Mary Sue. What’s important is to consider whether this character has their own arc. You say it’s this character’s time to die – so why… Read moreI need to kill of a character to advance the plotline. However, I’m worried about it being written off as manpain. It was just the character’s time to die. The character is going to have flaws and such (I’m in the beginning stages of writing&planning), so they are definitely not going to be a Mary Sue. Advice?

I need to kill of a character to advance the plotline. However, I’m worried about it being written off as manpain. It was just the character’s time to die. The character is going to have flaws and such (I’m in the beginning stages of writing&planning), so they are definitely not going to be a Mary Sue. Advice?

legit-writing-tips: It’s not just about whether they have flaws or not, or whether they’re a Mary Sue. What’s important is to consider whether this character has their own arc. You say it’s this character’s time to die – so why… Read moreI need to kill of a character to advance the plotline. However, I’m worried about it being written off as manpain. It was just the character’s time to die. The character is going to have flaws and such (I’m in the beginning stages of writing&planning), so they are definitely not going to be a Mary Sue. Advice?

How to make a character’s death sadder

sundownwinter: asbehsam: socialjusticeprincesses: peachdoxie: thehellspawnhero: shuttle-fly-blogs: iceb0x: stevraybro: the-right-writing:  Don’t have them die of old age after a long, fulfilling life. Many people don’t even think of this as sad (note that this can still work if you have enough… Read moreHow to make a character’s death sadder

How to make a character’s death sadder

sundownwinter: asbehsam: socialjusticeprincesses: peachdoxie: thehellspawnhero: shuttle-fly-blogs: iceb0x: stevraybro: the-right-writing:  Don’t have them die of old age after a long, fulfilling life. Many people don’t even think of this as sad (note that this can still work if you have enough… Read moreHow to make a character’s death sadder

Character Death

(I really like this photo. I will cry if you steal it. ‘Nuff said.) Let’s get uncomfortable. You love your characters. They’re your babies. Even if they’re vile and you’d never want to meet them in real life, you love… Read moreCharacter Death

Character Death

(I really like this photo. I will cry if you steal it. ‘Nuff said.) Let’s get uncomfortable. You love your characters. They’re your babies. Even if they’re vile and you’d never want to meet them in real life, you love… Read moreCharacter Death