Heart Your Character

Heart Your Character

Your character is the heart of your story.┬áNo other story element has the power of character to turn readers into fans. Make sure you treat your characters well. This week I’m beginning a new project. A foray into video with the Word Essential 60-Second Writing...
Character Arc Confusion

Character Arc Confusion

What is a character arc? What does it mean to make your character a different person at the end of the story than he was at the beginning? Read on.

The Necessity of Character Arc

In any story, the main character needs character arc; that is, he has to change. This weekend I saw the new Coen Brothers film, Inside Llewyn Davis. I enjoyed the cinematic material, the visuals and soundtrack, for instance. I thought the characters were well-acted. I...

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