A living minimum wage. Or a universal basic income.
Right now, seems like some kinda pandemic scenario would work.
God of Luck
Or just make the character a straight-up A-hole. No empathy required.
A malevolent, faceless AI.
Same as above, no biggie.
I tend to write the first draft in order (get it down) and then work on different areas in later drafts. If I get stuck during the first draft,...
I write it. I'm in control. I tell it where to go. I'm the writer and author.
Thematic opposition well executed.
Not sure why but there are lots of theories. One that resonates with me is that whoever is the focus of the camera, the mere fact of getting that...
Write the plot first and then find the underlying theme, or shape the plot to reflect your chosen theme. Think of both as arcs.
Basically, outlining around journey, change and theme.
It's just never ending, constant learning and refining the craft. Through analysis and writing.
The basis of my process is change.
The change happens along the journey, so understanding that and the journey stages is important. For example,...
It's not the line, but the point of the first lines and paragraphs.
Generally, you're going to have character change so you start at the...
Paul Newman was asked the secret to a long marriage. He replied to stay married. Same sentiment.
It's not mindless if you have a little bit of an outline, or know what scenes you want to write.
You form the habit by successfully writing a...
I don't think it has to be accurate, it just has to be funny. I speak as someone who has performed funny many times.
How are the characters going to change, what is their underlying belief, and how does that express the theme. These questions help you answer who...
Pick yourself up and keep going.
Persistence is critical. However, persistence in the right endeavour is also critical. Therein lies the rub.