Monday, May 30, 2016


The next article in my writing series is up on Radish. This one covers protagonists. Check it out here and get the cheat sheet above. And don't forget to like and share!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Character in Modern Storytelling

In which our hero defines characterization and lays out the rules...

Also another cheat sheet. As usual, the article is over on the Radish blog, here.

Thanks for reading! I'll be back next week with a write-up on main characters.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Interior Monologue, Soliloquy, and Stream of Consciousness

Hey all! Here's another cheat sheet. You can read the full article about interior monologue here. However, I did not cover the two less common ways to show characters' thoughts in that article: soliloquy and stream of consciousness. I'll dive into them in an episode of my upcoming podcast The Writer's Guide to the Galaxy, which will be launching in the next few weeks, but for now, here's a quick and dirty explanation:

Soliloquy is generally only used in plays. It is where a character speaks his thoughts aloud so the audience may hear them. E.g., Hamlet's famous "To be or not to be..." speech.

Stream of consciousness is really just a different type of interior monologue. You can think of it like unrefined and unfiltered consciousness as compared to the refinement and filtering that goes into crafting the more normal interior monologue.

And that's all for now, see you next week for Characterization!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


And now for tenses. Here's a quick cheat sheet for which tenses to use in what situation. You can see my full article on the basics over here, and I'll dive even more into tenses in an episode of my upcoming podcast Writer's Guide to the Galaxy. Stay tuned!

Friday, April 29, 2016

A Radish Point of View...

Here's the next article in my writing series. This time I'm talking about Point of View (PoV). Grab the cheat sheet above and check out the article here.