Storycrafting

  • How Going Outside Will Make Your Book Better

    Hi! It’s been a while since I posted on Between the Lines–life has been extraordinarily busy for me these last couple of months and I haven’t had time to blog. However, this new post is brought to you by JT Pledger, a novelist, screenwriter, and copywriter. We connected in the Between the Lines Writer’s Nook,…

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  • How to Utilize Themes in Fiction

    Two of the main reasons we tell stories are to teach lessons and to discuss the human experience. These factors drive the plot of stories across all cultures, and can often be boiled down to a few major themes. Understanding how to use themes in your manuscript will help you bring your writing and message…

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  • The Ultimate Character Questionnaire

    The Ultimate Character Questionnaire

    I’ve written about the basics of developing characters before, but this post is a more in-depth resource for character development. In this ultimate character questionnaire, I’ve compiled a list of questions, traits, and more to help you develop rich characters for your next novel, short story, or script. While not every question/prompt will be applicable to…

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