Quinn’s Tips & Tricks: How To Build A Dynamic Story (Part Three: The Plot)

A Quick Little Guide to Plot Development

So you have your world and your characters, what next? Well, they have to have a story. There has to be a “what if,” a driving force, and a mission to complete. The plot may be as complicated or as simple as the story allows- but it is still important. Without a plot, the world and the characters are just floating in empty space, with no direction. The plot is that direction- it’s the pull, and the charm, and it affects the character just as much as any other story element does.


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Quinn’s Tips & Tricks: How To Build A Dynamic Story (Part Two C: The Characters)

A Quick Little Guide to Developing Characters: The Side Character

A good story is composed of several elements- and side characters are one of those many pieces that pull a story together. Side characters bring in necessary information about the world, help the main character or challenge the main character, and give the reader a fuller view of the setting as a whole. Side characters are just as important as the main character and should be treated with just as much care.


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Quinn’s Tips & Tricks: How To Build a Dynamic Story (Part Two B: The Characters)

A Quick Little Guide to Developing Characters: The Main Character(s)

Main characters are the focal point of your story. We see the world through their eyes, or experience the world with them, or follow them on their quests. Regardless of what point of view your story is in, the main characters are the driving force that takes us through the plot.


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Quinn’s Tips & Tricks: How To Build a Dynamic Story (Part Two A: The Characters)

A Quick Little Guide to Developing Characters: Introduction

A story is nothing without its characters. A character can be anything- a person, an object, a mysterious voice- so long as it drives the story forward towards the end. Characters are often the first thing a reader connects with- but how do you create a relatable character that is realistic and whole, but still appeals to a wide audience? Getting a reader attached to a character is one of the best hooks an author can provide.


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Quinn’s Tips & Tricks: How to Write a Dynamic Story (Part One: The World)

A Simple Little Guide to World Building

One of the most important parts of every story is the world for the characters to operate within. Building a whole world, especially a fantasy world, can be a little daunting- there are so many things to take into account and tie up to avoid plot holes and reader confusion. However, if done properly, a dynamic and fascinating world can make or break a story.


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