DIY Characters

DIY Characters 1Ah, the title caught your eye, didn’t it? You may be asking what exactly a “DIY” character is.

DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Character: An original character an author has created themselves, used only with the aid of their imagination.

This post is a quick “cheat sheet” on how to create your next great character. Let’s begin with a few questions: Continue reading

Orphan Protagonists

Orphan Protagonists2 From the seasoned story boarders at Disney to the aspiring authors on Wattpad, there seems to be a high rate of orphan protagonists in stories. I understand the need to remove parental supervision (after all, who would willingly let their kid go on long adventures, gain questionable allies, and battle deadly villains?) but is there another way to go about this without making it a story trope? Since it’s a proven method, should another generation of tales continue on like this? Here are some possible alternatives: Continue reading

Author Interview with Lina Hanson

Yesterday I had the wonderful opportunity to interview my good friend and one of Wattpad’s prominent authors; Lina Hanson! Her works have been ranked in the top 20’s worldwide for multiple genres, and her book Cursed Times- What Now? has been a featured story on the site, as well as winning a Watty (the Wattpad, literary equivalent of an Emmy Award). Here were the details of the interview: Continue reading