Your Villain Is Just the Hero That Succumbed to Her Own Weakness

Having trouble writing your villain? When I wrote my first novel, I focused so much on building up my main character that I seriously neglected my villain. Turns out my villain was as flat as a board and it seriously impacted my story (not in a good way). It wasn’t until I thought of my … More Your Villain Is Just the Hero That Succumbed to Her Own Weakness

The Simple Test That Will Tell You How Compelling Your First Chapter Is

If you think the first chapter of your novel could use some improvement, there’s one simple test that can tell you how to make it better. Kill the main character at the end of your first chapter. This will tell you how compelling your first chapter is. Write something like, “Jim slips off the bridge and falls to his death.” … More The Simple Test That Will Tell You How Compelling Your First Chapter Is