How To Master Your Plot

The Plot Thickens Picture it: You’re having one of the best writing days you’ve had in weeks. Your fingers are flying, words are bombarding the blank page with reckless abandon. Sentences become paragraphs become scenes become chapters. You’re loving it. It’s the most brilliant prose anyone has ever composed. And Bam! You hit a wall. … Continue reading How To Master Your Plot

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Writing Basics: Why Your Characters Should Speak For Themselves

Take this moment and pause. I know you can hear them. The voices in your head. Talking to you. Telling you things. How others are thinking, feeling. Listen to them. Every writer I know has the gift/curse of voices in their head that are not their own. Note: This  is not to make fun of … Continue reading Writing Basics: Why Your Characters Should Speak For Themselves

Writing Basics: Finding Your Voice – The How and The Why

A while back, I started writing about foundational writing rules with my Writing Basics: How You Should Structure Your Story. Today, I'm going to continue with a subject equally foundational, maybe more so: Finding Your Writer's Voice. First, what do I mean when I say "your writer's voice"? Your style. Your uniqueness. The way you … Continue reading Writing Basics: Finding Your Voice – The How and The Why

Writing Basics: How You Should Structure Your Story

Get ready, because you and I are going back to the basics. A bit of Writing 101 if you will. Ground level, and building layer by layer until we reach the moon. Are you in? Good. Where do you, or I, begin? What should we consider as the foundation of storytelling? Take a look at … Continue reading Writing Basics: How You Should Structure Your Story