LisaAnnGallagher

Imagine Joey Ramone in a 70s punk inspired super hero story!

Once upon a time, there were just two Genres in literature: Fiction and Non-Fiction.

But today, there are hundreds of Genres in Fiction alone with a couple dozen being mass marketed.

During Phase 1 of LAUNCH by The Write Stuff, our premier program for fiction…

The best authors are the ones who absolutely positively have to write their story. There is something compelling them, captivating them, and fueling their curiosity and their creativity. Are you one of those authors? …

Some authors really go overboard with writing and sharing backstories for their characters. It’s important to understand the purpose of creating backstory, and the separate reasons for sharing it. …

When readers think about story Climaxes, we often think of really epic events like bloody battles and tragic deaths, or of big heartbreaks and the downfall of heroes. But remember that your Climax is the culmination of…

Fiction isn’t wholly created by imagination. While certainly the original inception of our stories will spring from our ideas, it’s important to note that we still have to use some factual information within the content.

Even stories rooted in fantasy…

What experience do you want readers to have, while reading your story? Do you want them to be entertained, delighted, surprised? Do you want to inform or educate people about a particular subject or…

In Jeffrey Eugenides’ Pulitzer Prize winning second novel, Middlesex, the author chose to split the story between two primary timelines: the…

Even the most innovative, outlandish, unique characters will fit into certain archetypes. The best characters in fiction will clearly have two archetypal roles. …

Conflict isn’t always THE Conflict. Each of our characters will experience some kind of Conflict within your story — some of which directly impacts the plot, while others are more nuanced and subtle. …

LisaAnnGallagher

Storyteller. Founder of The Write Stuff.

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