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December 3, 2018

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May 18, 2019

The retirement process is rarely simple, but retirement from the military comes with a unique set of challenges. Lt. Col. Derek Fletcher, USAF Retired, knew retirement was on the horizon, but the decision came faster than he expected when, in 2015, he was reassigned to...

Warning: Spoilers for Avengers: Endgame Below!!

MCU Steve Rogers is Obsessive-Compulsive

In a universe where death has no consequences, there are fewer scenes more heart wrenching than watching Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter say farewell by planning a date. It’s nice to s...

December 3, 2018

The "I have a question" or "Something's happened, how do we fix it?" plot structure. As previously stated, this structure is practically form for the mystery and horror genres, but other genres can use it too. Here's the basic rundown of the Idea plot.

Something has hap...

September 12, 2018

Writing is something I love. It is also something I really, really enjoy. And while those seem like the same thing, they're really not, and here's why.

When you have a job doing something that you love, you feel more content, do better work, take greater pride in what y...

July 31, 2018

Milieu is the Exploration of Worlds plot. Also known as the There and Back Again story.

As previously stated it is most often used in Science Fiction or Fantasy stories where the author wants to show off the freaking awesome world they've spent the last decade of t...

March 17, 2018

This particular post is dedicated almost entirely to Fiction. Non-fiction has the same elements, but they're almost always going to be done in a Character based structure. So while it will be helpful to know the other three structures, it's not entirely essential.

The M...

July 18, 2017

There is no such thing as an "original" character in the same way there's no such thing as an "original" story. All characters fall under a stock category. Every story has a Hero, a Villain, Love Interest, Best-Friend, Evil Lieutenant, etc. Your character might combine...

July 5, 2017

Dialogue is one of the hardest things for writers to write and a difficulty that is not exclusive to new writers. Finding your characters' individual voices is extremely difficult, and more often than not, they end up sounding just like every other character in your st...

June 22, 2017

No, that title is not the beginning of a really bad joke (although it easily could be ^-^), it's the way you need to think of your stories. In plain language, that means you don't have to worry about using a stock plot such as Boy meets Girl, Boy falls for Girl, Boy an...

June 16, 2017

There are few things worse than picking up a book and trying to muddle your way through a boring/unlikable narrator. You could have the greatest story in the world, but it will all be for naught if your reader is trying to figure out why we're following Judith Day arou...

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