A story can be said to be as strong as it’s antagonist. And they can be said to be the most fun to work with, simply because they do things that to many of them would be unforgivable. And to me, I always intend to create them with caution and nuance. And to me, here… Read More What makes a good antagonist?
A good protagonist is important. For me there are ways to tell whether the main character is well chosen, or it isn’t. It isn’t necessarily to have a likeable main character, but one which is relatable and undetectable. One where we comprehend their thoughts. To me, here are some of them. #1 Agency The word… Read More What makes a good protagonist?
Themes, to me is the underlying message of the story. Or something that it implies through certain elements in a story. A theme itself, can deepen the story and understanding. Provided it is applied correctly and used well. It can be something intentional or accidental, the latter being values that you value and thus becomes… Read More How do you see the themes of your work?
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He had thought about it, having decided to take a day to think about the situation. Going to Ayakazu was difficult, since he knew that she would demand the full price from him now. There was just no way that she would let this slide, since she had done so previously. Shinrou understood his hesitation,… Read More Chapter Twelve: Showing up unannounced
The first draft is by far the place I always end up just writing with my own ideas. And is usually a time for me to discover what’s the point of the story, the twists and the turns and main plot points. The last is important, as when I’m doing revision it would be very… Read More My Process: First Draft
Writing websites has been the thing among many emerging writers. A place for us to grow, share and learn from each other. To me, I have used many writing websites as I went along. And even as of now, I’m still using writing websites. There are many benefits to using them, and here are some… Read More The Benefit of Writing Websites
If he had been asked to look for information, this would have ranked high. Except that he was not looking for them in the normal way. He was hunting for books hidden in the library, by the librarians because of their nature. Those were sensitive information hidden in the library as it was easier to… Read More Chapter Nine: As Things Come
Paid beta reading has attracted a lot of attention and at the same time many believe that it should be free. But there are some things about paid beta reading that keeps is paid. And as one who charges for beta reading, here are some of the reasons why I charge for beta reading. #1… Read More On Paid Beta Reading
In the streets of Okiban, it took a while to find Houya inn. She had not brought any companion although asked directions from Kaede before coming here. Dressed in her simplest kimono, one made of rough silk and in a faded blue color. Something which would not have drawn much attention and so far it… Read More Chapter Eight: Things Get Settled