Monthly Archives: November 2014

Being Thankful

Today, it is Thanksgiving in some parts of the world. I don’t celebrate it, as I live in Germany and don’t share that particular history. But there is still plenty that I am grateful for, and I want to mention … Continue reading

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When Characters Misbehave

It started out so well. You created your world, you named your characters and you plotted the story. You were writing along happily. And then, the characters suddenly did something that you hadn’t planned. You’re staring at the words on … Continue reading

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Why Writers Must Read

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” ― Stephen King Writing is basically a craft, even if it also demands being creative. Like every craft, … Continue reading

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The One Thing Every Story Must Have

Well, apart from the very obvious, like characters and a setting, a story needs one single thing: Conflict. Think about it. Conflict is where desire and obstacles meet. If there is only desire, and it is immediately fulfilled, there is … Continue reading

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