9 Steps for Adding Genuine Depth to Your Story9 Steps for Adding Genuine Depth to Your StoryMore Like This
(Or Ridding Your Story of Pseudo-depth)
When writing a story, one of the most important aspects to the writer will be the themes. In other words, the message you want to tell the world through your characters, plot, and struggles. However, even stories with a good message often fail on a number of levels, or else try to be deep but come off sounding ridiculous. Today, I'm going to talk about how to create genuine depth in the themes, characters, and dialogue of your story, without turning it into a sermon.
Step 1: Focus on the story and perfect it, long before you worry about the themes.
This is the single greatest failing of most stories with messages. The writer is so focused on them, that they forget the medium altogether. And as important as you think a message is, it is worthless if devoid of a concrete story. So craft your story around something tangible and solid—something that would be wonderful if there were no message whats
FEA Comm: Funny EmblemMore Like This
Despite their power, the Shepherds of Ylisse often found themselves having hard times in their struggles against the Grimleal and the Risen. The army led by Chrom and Robin was quite talented, due to Chrom’s charisma and Robin’s tactics and ability to bond everyone on a personal level. They were inspirational to many, including to Lucina and her sister Cynthia.
The two daughters of Chrom from the future were left in charge while their father, mother, Robin and several others were off in the Outrealms training.
As the future rulers of Ylisse, the duo took it upon themselves to boost morale and keep everyone cheery. Though many in the army were happy, there were a few who had rather dour moods about them.
Among them was the Plegian dark mage, Tharja. Tharja was busy pouring over a tome of dark arts, hoping to improve her hexing abilities. She had tested a few out already, although she needed human targets in case she wanted to really experiment with her hexes.
As she was plan
FF7: Thanks For The FlowersAeris Gainsborough often sold flowers in the top part of Midgar. Occasionally, she did well. sometimes people bought the novelty of a flower in Midgar, for only the rich could really afford their own flowers. Other times, she did not do well, like tonight. No one around her was interested in a flower tonight, but she came up here as often as she could.More Like This
She walked the streets of Midgar, basket of flowers in hand. The noise of the upper city was all around her, cars, sirens, voices. The bright streetlights blanked out the stars in the sky even when they weren't buried under clouds like tonight, and not even the perfume of the flowers in her basket could hide the ozone smell of Mako exhaust from the cars or any of the other smells of the city. Rows of cars drove past, crowds of people walked past, and on nights like this when she didn't sell many flowers Aeris could only realise how ugly the city was at times. On the better nights she was distracted by the money.
But everyone in Midgar wa