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Couple Development Worksheet

Once all factors have been determined and calibrated, what should result is a couple that interests you and the answer to the question: Why can they not be together and happy/safe/committed? The story that you write will answer the question: … Continue reading

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The Dystopian Trend

There’s some evidence that the dystopia trend is starting to wane—simply because it’s becoming oversaturated. Post-apocalyptic stories in films and TV shows start to inundate the mainstream culture with more and more material so that most new stories are doomed … Continue reading

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Developing Ideas: Defining and Refining

In the last post in this series about developing ideas, I talked about getting the vague shape of the story in mind. It’s like a blurry picture of a story that you have to squint to see clearly. Sometimes it … Continue reading

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Wish Fulfillment and Conflict

One of the challenges of seeking to portray a ‘positive’ experience for a character (and, by proxy, the reader) is that it can lack conflict. The very nature of wish fulfillment is to allow a reader to experience their wishes … Continue reading

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