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Hinting at Unreliable Narrators & More | Weekly Roundup

This week on Weekly Roundup… Let’s talk about unreliable narrators, slow burn romance, and some tricks for addressing common writing problems in this week’s video. Hope you enjoy! 00:06 Slow burn romance 01:20 Hinting at unreliable narrators 04:02 Cinematic writing styles 04:36 Why do I hate my writing? 06:25 Structures for multi-POV stories 07:23 Balancing … Continue reading Hinting at Unreliable Narrators & More | Weekly Roundup

Tragic Backstories & Writing “Out of Character” | Weekly Roundup

This week on Weekly Roundup… Can a backstory be too tragic? What makes a character feel human? And when is it appropriate to write “out of character”? For answers to these and other questions, check out this week’s videos! 00:08 Can a backstory be too tragic? 02:00 Plotting 3 POV stories 02:47 When should characters … Continue reading Tragic Backstories & Writing “Out of Character” | Weekly Roundup

Writing Morally Ambiguous Characters | Weekly Roundup

This week on Weekly Roundup… Write morally ambiguous characters, embrace your inspirations, and fix boring plotlines with advice from this week’s videos! 00:07 Writing morally ambiguous characters 01:41 Driving the plot forward 02:52 Jumping ahead in time 03:23 Don’t fear your inspirations 05:19 Short or long descriptions in dialogue? 06:34 How to fix a boring … Continue reading Writing Morally Ambiguous Characters | Weekly Roundup

Enemies Turned Allies & Character-Driven Plots | Weekly Roundup

This week on Weekly Roundup… Ever want to turn an enemy into an ally? Or have you ever wanted to reveal your main character is going to die? Check out this week’s video for some advice! 00:12 Spoiling a character death 01:49 Enemies turned allies 02:30 Good characterization 03:27 Character vs. plot-driven stories 05:09 When … Continue reading Enemies Turned Allies & Character-Driven Plots | Weekly Roundup

First Kiss, Idea Theft, & Agatha Christie | Weekly Roundup

This week on Weekly Roundup… Need help writing a first kiss scene? Wondering how important (or unimportant) grammar is for writers? Check out this week’s live stream highlights! This week’s topics include: 00:10 Writing a first kiss 01:45 Is grammar important? 04:04 Fear of idea theft 05:04 How much characterization? 07:00 Advice for flashbacks 07:58 … Continue reading First Kiss, Idea Theft, & Agatha Christie | Weekly Roundup

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