Is Plot or Character More Important?

This article is by K.M. Weiland. “Plot vs. character”—we hear it all the time, as if the two were mutually exclusive. Either your book is plot-driven or character-driven. Can’t possibly be both, right? And anytime we run afoul of an either/or conundrum, you gotta know people are going to start believing one or the other … Read more

Using Fantasy to Enhance a Story

Even when the characters’ adventures are fantastic, a good story should have an emotional core which is personal, drawing from common human experience to help readers connect with our characters.  A story written in this way needs little imagination to prop it up. Which is why, in my efforts to write fantasy, I’ve been asked: … Read more

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