Usually the main character and star of the show, the hero of a story, is expected to overcome tremendous trials and save the world.
They all have specific qualities that tie them to numerous protagonists from thousands of stories.
Learn what defines the hero in your story here:
Continue reading Hero Development
“Wait WHAT? NO WAY!”
This is an example of an expression given by a reader who just experienced a plot twist. A sudden change in a story that completely skews the reader’s view on the plot and the characters.
What steps need to be taken to generate a plot twist? How do you use this literary technique efficiently without just causing more confusion?
Come find out!
Continue reading Plot Twists
What makes a reader feel like they’d love to live in the story you create?
The world the story is built in.
They can gain a sense of familiarity from rich descriptions of the geography, present cultures, and even deep history. The more effort put into deepening environment lore, the more the readers can picture it and escape there.
Grab your tools and let’s start building!
Continue reading Construction of Worlds
STORY CREATION: MYSTERY
To start off this blog, we are going to take a look at a well known example of literature, Harry Potter, and see how J.K. Rowling formed it into a mystery series. Us Navigators will begin with this genre because I believe that every story needs to have a small amount of mystery in it to stimulate and engage the reader. Let’s discuss!
Continue reading Building Mysteries in Writing
We are happy to announce that Novel Navigators is now up and running!
This blog is predominantly made for fiction writers from around the world to meet and share their experiences in the literary world.
Each blog post will cover a topic in writing with topics like character creation and world building.
There will be led discussions beneath each blog post for thoughts and advice from the Navigator community.
Consider becoming a contributing Navigator by clicking on the “Join” button in the menu bar to receive emails and notifications of when a new blog topic has been posted.
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton