Lesson 06: Want, Need, and Plot – Designing Character Driven Plots

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Podcasts Learn how to design compelling plots for your stories based on the relationship between character wants and needs, utilizing character development to give your narrative momentum and structure. For more info about the show, check out www.homesteadonthecorner.com Help support the show at www.patreon.com/homesteadcorner Script Outtakes

Ace

Sigh. Take a sip of coffee, and begin again. Hello. My name is Trevor Van Winkle, and I’m asexual. For those who know me, I don’t really think that statement will come as a surprise. For those who don’t know me but are familiar with asexuality, it shouldn’t be a terrible shock either. But for … More Ace

Lesson 05: Wheels, Arcs, and Circles of Character Development

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Podcasts Learn how characters can change, grow, and evolve in the course of a story by using the character wheel, character arcs, and the Value Circle. Self-published author Trevor Van Winkle discusses his methods for understanding and creating interesting character journies. Character Development Diagram: www.homesteadonthecorner.com/podcastextras For … More Lesson 05: Wheels, Arcs, and Circles of Character Development

Growing Pains

Hello everyone! Trevor here. Sorry to say there won’t be a full post this week – my focus has been pulled a hundred different directions recently, and writing a new blog was not one of them. Add to that the fact that I got a week behind on writing the script for the next podcast … More Growing Pains

Lesson 04: Exploring Planet Character

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Podcasts Learn to create compelling, multilayered, and deeply human characters using the Planet Character model. Self-published author Trevor Van Winkle shares techniques to develop psychologically realistic characters for your own books, stories, and screenplays. Planet Character Diagram: www.homesteadonthecorner.com/podcastextras For more info about the show, check out www.homesteadonthecorner.com … More Lesson 04: Exploring Planet Character

Lesson 03: Building the Character Web

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Podcasts Learn to develop complex characters in your book, script, or screenplay using the Character Web – the network of supporting characters built around the protagonist. Self-published author Trevor Van Winkle breaks down basic character types and ways to show, rather than tell, the reader … More Lesson 03: Building the Character Web

Writing Your First Novel: A Tragicomedy in Three Acts

Act One: Inspiration You are possessed of an idea. A singular, radical notion that makes your every synapse fire. An earworm that just won’t let you go unless you get it out. You’re certain your idea is unique… unprecedented. It came to you out of the blue, in a sudden flash too unexpected and brilliant … More Writing Your First Novel: A Tragicomedy in Three Acts