Character development is one of the lengthier processes in my writing. Writing great characters for a story are a lot of pressure. It also doesn’t help when you've accumulated a bunch of notes you have to keep up with every few pages you write. I’m a pantser. My writing process manifests itself in the form of Excel spread sheets, chicken scratch lists and printed out character sheets I found online. Developing my characters never has been the hard part for me. Instead, it's i
No matter the genre you’re writing, setting is always key to a story. Setting is a writer’s backdrop canvas of geographical tone. From the scale of a story’s landscape to its denizens, every piece offers weight to its fictional world. This element of the story overwhelms plenty of writers, especially when genres like fantasy and sci-fi demand more attention to world building. That’s where enhancing your setting with nature comes in. Setting in any story is its own character,
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