The best example you can find in talking creatures is from Narnia, it is simply the best known source. However there are many sources have talking creatures, the BBC Television series of Merlin has a talking dragon. There is a multitude of companion cats (Most common for witches) in different books who through out witty … Continue reading Creature Companion Series – Managing a talking creature
Creature companions are easy to have, you've seen how you can you travel with them, how you can put their abilities to use, and even putting them to use. But all characters need a personality, your creatures are just as important as your characters.
If you want a creature companion in your story you need to give it a reason to be there, just like every other character. This article will help you put you companions to use in more ways then one.
One of the most common mistakes a writer will do is mess up their travel times. Writers make the mistake of assuming that their travel times don't matter, but if you are trying to create a believable story you need to get your facts right. Humans can only travel for so long before they need … Continue reading Creature Companion Series – Travelling with Animals
Creature Companion Contents Now that you've chosen your creature companion, you have to decide on its abilities. Now these are different for every single creature you choose, so be sure to do you research, you not only have this to think about, but you also have to think about real world animals and mythical world … Continue reading Creature Companions Series – Ability Checklist
Creature Companion Contents This is the first step into creating your creature Companion, choosing it's form. You've thought about it, and you've decided that your story needs to have a creature as part of the group, this could have some fun implications in the plot, some character development and World building! But first things first, … Continue reading Creature Companions – Choosing the Right Creature
Characters are incredibly important to every story; you have the protagonist and the antagonist and even companions to join the quest on occasion. However some stories require a non-human companion. In this series of twelve posts we can talk about the idea of creature companions and how to write them properly. You'll need to make … Continue reading Creature Companions
Some relationships - especially in beginner writers - looks forced in some stories. even in some famous works of fiction it doesn't feel natural. Almost like an afterthought that was added last minute. a good romance will infatuate the . They'll root for the relationship, beg for it. If it's well written, you can make … Continue reading Writing a Relationship your Readers Will Love
Flashbacks are good way to tell someones backstory and even add to the novel. But they need to be done correctly and not over used. Here are five easy tips to make sure your flashbacks are used well and correctly. Find a Trigger to ignite the Flashback Memories don't just arise from no where, they … Continue reading When and How to Use Flashbacks
Having a villain known from the beginning is always a good way to go when writing your novel, however more complex characters may require more complex villains. hiding a villain in plain sight is a great way to give your villain a slow reveal. Try these five tips for hiding your villain in plain sight.AppearanceA … Continue reading Hiding a villain in plain sight