How to Make Ordinary Characters Compelling

How to Make Ordinary Characters Compelling First, remember that fascinating doesn’t necessarily mean unusual. Regular people can end up on the fascinating end of the scale. Cinderella and Aladdin start out as perfectly ordinary people, but their stories have lasted for generations. Terry Pratchett’s Unseen Academicals relies on Glenda, a relentlessly ordinary baker. The people…

7 Ways to Have Great Ideas

What makes the difference between a good idea and a great idea? Good ideas come along all the time and help people solve minor problems in work and daily life. Great ideas appear a little less frequently and require a little more work to execute. Great ideas aren’t necessarily the result of highly-paid think tanks…

How to Write a Book: Simplified

How to Write a Book: Simplified So you want to write a book. Becoming an author can change your life—not to mention give you the ability to impact thousands, even millions, of people. When you run out of ideas, when your own message bores you, or when you become overwhelmed by the sheer scope of…