How to trick your brain into getting over a breakup fast

Hey all! Below is a link to my recently published article on Brainhackers. Their website is full of actionable advice for everything from improving memory and managing relationships to increasing efficiency and de-stressing. There are even tips for writers! My contribution focused on how to heal after a breakup. I hope you don't need to …

Using shifting perspectives in literature

Warning: I am annoyed. Before we begin, let's all agree on something: good storytelling revolves around properly framed perspective. No arguments there, right? Bueller? Bueller? Ok, good. The literary device of shifting perspectives involves a plot that is illustrated through multiple points of view. While I must admit that when used correctly it's not without …

Out of character moments: Making them believable

Character breaks: when done correctly, they not only help to humanize your character, but can also serve to illustrate the onset of personal growth, which┬áis the essence of any dynamic story. When your darlings stagnate, your story suffers. Out of character moments can be appropriate when someone in your story is faced with an unusual …