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Help with Father/son relationship in sci-fi novel (father is a sort of anti-mentor and the son MC)

So I got the basic premise of my story worked out, but I need some help developing the emotional element I mentioned above. I will describe the basic premise and then please, if you have an idea on how to take this very major subplot forwar...

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Finished my historical fiction piece

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Write around a crisis?

I usually get the ending pop up. Then I write to get there. The crisis is the journey of the character really, every crisis is what makes the story. How you write is relative to yourself. Some people will come up with an issue first or star...

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‘Seductive’ vampires…

Well that is a huge cliche for Vampires. Sure doesn’t speakto being outside the proverbial box.The Anita Blake series is kinda like Buffy but with morenaughty bits than the show, as far as I can figure basedon how she presents the who...

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Share a Random/Interesting Fact about your Story/Stories

Historical fiction. The real part: In 1970, MGM Studios sold off thousands of its props, costumes, vehicles, weapons, and miniatures to auctioneer David Weisz, who then auctioned them off to the public over the course of 18 sessions. Some o...

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How do you write style guides?

Originally Posted by Sir-KP I don’t know about others, but my characters are ‘alive’ in my mind. Delivering them into text is another thing. If I had a hard time to even remembering their characteristics in speech and mann...

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What I learned writing my novel.

Some of you might know, from following my progress journal, that worked on my first novel for a year and a half and now it is at the editor I learned many things, looking back at classic writers, Twain, Thompson, London, Frost.-First and th...

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Donations?

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Spaces between ellipses, or not?

This is interesting for people living in the UK in particular: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/arts/exercises/grammar/grammar_tutorial/page_25.htm It’s talking mostly about ellipses in quoted material, although it does mention the extended t...

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Examples of Author Styles

It was suggested to me recently that I should look over examples of established authors to peruse various writing styles. So I come to the community to ask for any suggestions on author’s who excel at anything in particular. For insta...

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