Genres are the answer to our nagging need to categorize everything. Of course, not everything is easily categorized. But let’s have a look at how it could work for novels.
I just finished Tiamat’s Wrath, the eight novel in the Expanse series. Meanwhile, I’m working…
Movies, books, and even video games all spring from writers’ heads. Hopefully the story will engage you, and will be worth the time spent. In practice, this is often not the case. In those cases, the translation from writer’s head to story clearly went wrong.
Villains can be very bad, not bad as in evil, but bad as in terribly written. Villains can make or break a story, even more so than heroes.
Good dialogs can make or break a story. The funny thing is, one of the things that make dialog great, is that you don’t notice it.