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

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

Lesson 02: “The Process” – Finishing your Story

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Podcasts Trevor Van Winkle shares his 7 steps for finishing a writing project, whether it be a novel, screenplay, or podcast. A great first step for anyone with a great new idea and a long list of incomplete creative projects they don’t want to repeat. … More Lesson 02: “The Process” – Finishing your Story

Against The Wind

The pines whispered. The old oaks groaned. Ravines thin as razors screamed high in the shattered hills. The tempest had come. At the border of the farmlands, ancient family trees writhed, tugging at their own roots in such a way that the very earth seemed to breathe. Fencing stones, fixed to their places since time … More Against The Wind