"Storytelling is an act of cruelty. We are cruel to our characters because to be kind is to invite boredom, and boredom in storytelling is synonymous with big doomy death-shaped death. So: be cruel to your protagonist. Rob him of something. Something important. Something he needs. A weapon. An asset. A piece of knowledge. A loved one. A DELICIOUS PIE. Take it away! Force him to operate without it. Conflict reinvigorates stale stories. New conflict, or old conflict that has evolved and grown teeth."
Chuck Wendig (via miggylol)
YOUR AUDIENCE TOO DON’T FORGET TO BE CRUEL TO THOSE BASTARDS! You already have their money. Once you get their love, they’ll keep giving you more. BUWAHAHAHAHAHA! (Btw: Brick dies.)
(Source: writingquotes, via evilsoutherngentleman)