Category Archives: Creativity

External and Internal Conflict: The Killer Combination

Conflict is the fuel that powers your story to great heights. Using both external and internal conflict is like adding a turbo booster that can take it beyond the speed of sound and maybe even into outer space.


Building Characters Layer by Layer

We create our characters out of nothing and it needs to be done correctly for our readers to believe in them, to hate them, to love them. James Scott Bell takes us through that process in today’s trip to The Kill Zone.


Evoking Emotion in Fiction: 7 Pragmatic Ways to Make Readers Give a Damn

Today I am sharing Dustin Grinnell’s article in Writer’s Digest where he shares seven pragmatic ways to get the readers hearts involved in your stories.