In this episode, Professor Ken teaches you the in’s and out’s of Act 2, the most important act to get right. Lots of writers make Act 2 way too long; others try to pack in […]
The Last of us: Not a zombie show
If HBO’s hottest new series ISN’T a show about zombies … then what is it? Professor Ken has a few ideas. Recommended reading: “The Last of Us is not a video-game adaptation” https://www.vulture.com/article/the-l… “Why we […]
How to write Act 1 of your novel
Hey! Professor Ken here! I know you’ve done a lot of prep to get to this part, and I’m super proud of ya. But it’s going to be worth it in the end–trust me. Because […]
Decisions to make before you write chapter 1
We’re almost ready to actually sit down and write Act 1 of our book … just a few little housekeeping things we need to do before we jump into the first chapter. Namely, you need […]
Write the Last Chapter of your novel first!
OK, so remember when I told you there were no shortcuts to writing, and that you should avoid all that clickbait promising you otherwise? Well, there actually is ONE thing that’s helped me a lot […]
Plot out your novel with an arrow diagram!
You’ve got your story idea. You’ve got a protagonist. Now it’s time to plot out the story! But where do you start? Many writers make the mistake of trying to outline the entire novel chapter […]
How to Develop a Strong Protagonist
Your story needs a solid protagonist … but there are pitfalls aplenty at this step of the planning process! In this video, I walk you through how to develop a good protagonist. USE THE GOTHAM […]
Write a Book from Start to Finish, Part 1
In the first Youtube episode, I talk about how to avoid obvious scams and what you need to write the book you’ve had in your head. This is a GREAT place to start if you’re […]
That Good Ol’ Fashioned fright!
I have a new post up on Cemetery Dance Online celebrating a GREAT short story that was originally published in The Dark Magazine. Check it out here! The article also includes a fun little writing […]