Sometimes authors will start their story in the middle, to throw the reader right into the action. Begin your next horror story somewhere in the middle, preferably someplace terrible. In Media Res In Media Res, when used correctly, can be a great way to build tension. Done right, it not only makes the reader question…Read more Killing Perfect Prompt #4
Killing Perfect Prompt #3
In a sci-fi world, your hero's phaser broke in the third chapter, write the worst possible payoff.
Killing Perfect Prompt #2
You're writing a detective story. The story opens just after the murder of your main character's wife. Write a terrible narrative hook for this story.
Kill Your Perfectionism
Perfectionism is something that has dogged many writers for most of their careers. Writing is so intensely personal, so expressive, that anything short of perfection can feel like an existential failure.