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I need help with making a character.

I think your first instinct is good. Remember how Yoda first appeared to Skywalker? Ask yourself what you want the protagonist to learn, then decide on a bumbling way to show this. The mentor could be a real fool that ends up on his feet li...

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Creating characters from the LGBTQ+ spectrum

When I started my Doctor Who fanfic, I was committed to following the “promiscuous bisexual calling himself Captain Jack Harkness” / “promiscuous bisexual calling himself Captain John Hart” pattern by making my then-...

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How to describe handsome villain

Depending on the nature of the abuse she suffered at the hands of this character, it’s going to take her a lot longer than 2 years to get over the psychological trauma – closer to decades, if she ever does – and even if sh...

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Halisme’s Writing Journal

Okay, I had one of these a while okay, took a break from writing due to exams, but now I’m back, with more planning than ever! Plot: After the murder of a prominent benefactor, a member of The House of Nerrin is sent to ensure that th...

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Technical issue with dialogue

Far be it from me to contradict the august people who’ve already chimed in,* but I don’t see any problem with the paragraph as originally constructed. I don’t think it’s necessary to start a new paragraph simply beca...

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On Giving Critiques & Comments

I was really, really, REALLY fortunate to have had a very unusual experience on another writing site. One of the moderators posted a piece for critique, and no one touched it. Thinking that mods deserve feedback as much as anyone else, I te...

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How can I develop the damn logline

I know my problem now! I often have only the logline. (You know. The stuff that tell your story in one sentence.) But if you want to write a novel, you’ll need more. Ok…So, do you know a technique how I can develop my logline, which I h...

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Goldeneye James Bond

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Pandemic/serious disease outbreak during summer?

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Hello from Brendan

I would assume most students had been exposed to pornography, and have them taught a special stream of thought in many classes about the very subjects damaged by porn culture. I’d draw on resources by those from various walks of life ...

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