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Understanding the Rules for Magic in Fantasy Novels
The number one rule for using magic in a fantasy novel is that there has to be a rule, says Laurel Anne Hill, award-winning author and former underground storage tank...
Laurel Anne Hill
How Screenwriters and Novelists Can Create a Captivating Beginning
There is one big difference author, instructor, director, and screenwriter John Henry Davis has noticed between the beginnings of movies and television shows. Traditionally...
John Henry Davis
The Elements of a Page-Turner - podcast
The late Stan Lee didn't have any rules about what makes a story a page turner, he just ma de sure to interest himself along the way. Lee, comic creator of Spider...
The Elements of a Page-Turner - video
The late Stan Lee didn't have any rules about what makes a story a page turner, he just made sure to interest himself along the way. Lee, comic creator of Spider-man...
How Tension and Suspense Can Set the Pacing of a Story
“I believe suspense drives all fiction, not only mystery,” says editor Helga Schier. “Unless we really are interested in what happens next, we won’t turn the pages...
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