Film Crit Hulk is awesome. If you can get past the ALL-CAPS SHOUTING, then you’ll read some of the best storytelling advice on the internet. For instance, I was blown away by this recent post:
For every major character in your story, you should know (and your reader, too) the answers to the following 7 questions:
You start your story by showing the reader the answers to the first two questions early on. That way your audience knows what they’re rooting for. They can experience tension as they wait to find out if the character gets what he wants. The conflicts that result are the meat of your story.
Anyway, this is why I don’t really write about writing that often: I’d just look like a dork next to Hulk.