Gabrielle Pollack

Four Elements Every Dimensional Character Needs

Menu Home Newsletter Writing Prompts About  Contact Menu Home Newsletter Writing Prompts About  Contact 4 Elements Every Dimensional Character Needs What makes a character real? Some may say it’s their quirks. Some, their flaws. Many writers like filling out sheets upon sheets of get-to-know-you questions to discover who their character is while others like throwing …

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Ending Fail #1: Overly Long Resolutions

Menu Home Newsletter Writing Prompts About  Contact Menu Home Newsletter Writing Prompts About  Contact Ending Fail #1: Overly Long Resolutions​ Mornin’ friends! Messed-up endings can leave a massive stain on an otherwise glorious story. No matter what epicness went down in the chapters before, a bad conclusion will leave a negative impression on readers that …

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How to Make Info Dumps Work, Part 1: Making Readers Care

Menu Home Newsletter Writing Prompts About  Contact Menu Home Newsletter Writing Prompts About  Contact How to Make Info Dumps Work, Part 1: Making Readers Care Hey friends! Info dumps are gonna happen. It’s just a fact. But is extra exposition inherently bad? Info dumps have gained a lot of heat over the years, but I …

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Beginning Fail #1: Passive Characters

Menu Home Newsletter Writing Prompts About  Contact Menu Home Newsletter Writing Prompts About  Contact Beginning Fail #1: Passive Characters Hey friends!  Today I’m starting a new series. In these articles, we’ll be discussing…  *pause for dramatic effect*  …beginning fails! And how to avoid them, of course. 🙂   To start off strong, we’ll be addressing the …

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Dear Writer, Don’t Forget to Look Back

Menu Home Newsletter Writing Prompts About  Contact Menu Home Newsletter Writing Prompts About  Contact Dear Writer, Don’t Forget to Look Back Sometimes it seems like we’ll never accomplish our dreams as writers. It feels like that draft will never be finished, we’ll never fix our biggest writing mistake, and we’ll never write as well as the authors …

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