Let’s Talk Tropes: Minions

No, we’re not talking today about the little corndog shaped creatures from Despicable Me. Or, more accurately perhaps, it’s not all that we’re talking about today. When it comes to combat, there are two options for making the protagonist struggle: conflict of wit or conflict of number. That is to say, outsmarted versus outmatched. Is … More Let’s Talk Tropes: Minions

7 Things Aspiring Authors Should Know about Plotting

Or: A Beginner’s Guide to my Builder’s Theory Number 1: Pantsing vs. Plotting is not a useful way to determine how to write your book. Think of it this way: a book cannot be written in a single draft. As you write and go through several different drafts, your novel will go through various changes, … More 7 Things Aspiring Authors Should Know about Plotting