Writer’s Block Has Met Its Match

Do you wake up in the middle of the night fearing writer's block taking hold of you and your story? Does it make you worry that one day you'll just be so blocked you can't write a thing? Do you struggle with Writer's block currently and haven't found a way out? Well, I have your solution What the hell is the star of conflict? To begin, "The Star of Conflict" is a specific tool I created for writers like yourself…


Finished The First Draft of Your Novel? Now What?

© Copyright Arabella K. Federico 2021 All Rights Reserved Finished your first draft? WOW! That alone is such a HUGE accomplishment, and you should be so proud of yourself for completing it. A lot of people begin a novel but never get to the end. But, all praise and fuzzy feelings aside, this is just the beginning. As soon as you've completed your first draft... To begin, as I've said, what you've done is a massive accomplishment. Even if you're…

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How To Write A Fictional Pandemic

© Copyright Arabella K. Federico All Rights Reserved How to Write A fictional pandemic (zombies or otherwise) This is a step by step game-plan of how to plot out the virus that ravages your fictional world and creates a dynamic enemy for your heroes to battle against. A blog by arabella k. Federico *Disclaimer: This blog is for education and entertainment purposes ONLY. This blog post is 100% fictional and by no means is giving any formal advice on covid19…


How To Write A Romance That’s Actually Romantic

© Copyright Arabella K. Federico All Rights Reserved Writing A Romance That's Actually Romantic By Arabella K. Federico Weather or not you're writing a romantic subplot or a full romance novel, the biggest key is to make that romance actually romantic. Duh...so then why are so many writers getting this wrong? Walk with me, baby. the forgotten romance (advice) To begin, many people giving advice on writing romance will tell you to choose what TYPE of romance you're going to…


Writing The Antagonist

© Copyright Arabella K. Federico Writing The Antagonist That'll Make Your Hero's Blood Run Cold Arabella K. Federico How to take the typical archetype of "The Villain" and cunningly craft a terrifying Antagonist who's so perfectly tuned to torture your Protagonist, their blood turns to ice. so what does the antagonist do, really? To begin, Google defines Antagonist as: "A person who actively opposes or is hostile to someone or something; an adversary." Well, shit...then that's that, huh? Problems solved!…


Character Study: Edward Cullen, The True Protagonist Of Twilight

©Copyright Arabella K. Federico 2020 All Rights Reserved My opinion on why Edward Cullen is the REAL Protagonist of The Twilight Saga, and how Stephanie Meyer's new book, "Midnight Sun" will probably be the best novel out of the five. Let's Go back...back to the days of the twilight "Twihards" To begin, and please don't think less of me...I drank the Kool-Aid over the entire Twilight thing. Actually, I found the books decent back then, but that wasn't the issue,…

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Protagonist: Create Your Dream Main-Character Part 2

Creating Your Dream main-character: How Protagonist & Plot dovetail together to creat a dynamic merge. Part 2 © Copyright arabella K. Federico How you are able to take an incredibly flawed Protagonist and guild them down the 3 Act Structure so their story follows a completed arc that follows the plot to perfection. The 3-act story structure To begin, since I mentioned Jessica Brody in PART 1 of my Protagonist series, I'm going to just continue with her and her book "Save…


Writing The Grey-Hero

© 2020 Arabella K. Federico All Rights Reserved We all know about the typical hero. We all know who our Anti-Heroes are. But do you know about the grey-hero? We all understand the Grey Antagonist, but what about the Grey Protagonist? Introducing the grey-hero For example, you see it everywhere on Pinterest. "How to write a morally grey Antagonist!" "How a grey Antagonist Will Shake Your Readers." They're not wrong. A morally grey Antagonist IS a good Antagonist. Typically, you…


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