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5 Secret Ingredients for Creating the Perfect Villain

Written by Nathaniel Postell The unrelenting insanity of the Joker’s laugh comes to mind when contemplating a truly memorable villain. An individual starkly contrasted to the heroic attempts of his caped counterpart, yet… oddly similar in their resolve to accomplish their vision against all odds. What secret ingredients make a perfect villain perfect? Read on and find out. #1 Motivation Compelling characters possess an inherent relatability. Heroes are often written...

A Hero’s Funeral

5 Ways to Kill Your Hero Death is inevitable. Even for our most beloved heroes. Finding a fitting final fate for our friends can be a writer’s greatest challenge. Fear not, to end your suffering we have compiled A LIST 😲 of cool ways to end your heroes misery, or life. Your heroes can finally say goodbye to this cruel world, the world you created specifically to make them dance while pulling...

The journey from the head to the hand

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be. Kurt Vonnegut Yes, I slipped out. Again. It feels OK though. The thing is – writing (or blogging) should be fun, otherwise I don’t see the point… Any activity should bring joy, and if it doesn’t – do something else. That’s Ray’s rule.  Switch off – switch on.  I never wanted (or...

7 Cool Destinations For Your Novel

Guest post by Peter Manley (click to check website) Sure, having interesting characters and a compelling storyline are extremely important, but the setting where your story takes place is equally important, or even more important in some cases. Think about it: if your story takes place in a middle-class home in Virginia with no interesting details about it, your book will more than likely be a drag from the start. Even...

Dare to be – short story #scifi #romance

Time: 2099 Heroes: Kanslan – female (means “feeling” in Swedish) Skrecken – male (means “fear, terror” in Swedish) Djuret – male (means “animal” in Swedish) or Känslan/Skräcken/Djuret Place: Imorgon – city (means “Tomorrow” in Swedish) New words to check: Trunk – bed Jen – a memory pod for uploading thoughts/images Nimbus – radiance around the body Palaver – some kind of council Scanner – installs to scan personal compatibility Ward –...