Scale it Down, Please: Why The Apocalypse Is Starting To Get Repetitive

The future of mankind, the world at stake, the hope of humanity hangs in the balance.

As much as I enjoy climatic battles and the fate of humanity, scaling down the conflict makes the story more personal. Making the area of conflict a bit more local to the setting will probably make it easier to contain in the reader's mind, especially for beginning writers.


5 Ways to Show if a Character is Possessed

1. The character has an unnatural eye colour. (Their eyes are completely black, or are yellow with slit pupils, or their eyes are glowing, etc.)

2. The characters' word balloon is jagged and the font is irregular. Most commonly used when the character is speaking, unless you want to be subtle. Their voice may become deeper or more savage.

3. A ghostly figure is behind the possessed character.

4. The character moves in an irregular manner. The character moves in an unusual way, like gliding or hovering above the floor.

5. The characters' behavior is irregular. The character might refer to themeselves as "we" or "us", or they may have access to hidden knowlege or languages.


Going With the Flow

Lately I've noticed that when you're having writer's block it's okay to just write down any relevant ideas that come to you for that particular story. Then, you can organize it into a more understandable form.