One of the stories I was coaching this week had this little wrinkle: the main character’s quest was interrupted by a flashback scene showing the hero as a boy delivering newspapers, falling off his bike and being laughed at by...
That's the question over on The Verge: why is an ebook ever riddled with typos? It's an interesting point and one that must strike people as they stumble and stutter their way through something downloaded from Apple's iBooks or Amazon.
5 Tips for Writing Historical Fiction. ... Throughout their talk, they shared these five handy tips for writers thinking about the genre. 1. Assemble a collection of art books from the period you are researching.
1. Outline, outline, outline. I wrote ROYAL STREET front to back, beginning to end, with a lot of meandering in between. Said meandering bits got hacked through multiple revisions. Meandering wastes time.
How 'The Hobbit' movie reveals a vital writing secret that every fiction author should learn if they want to succeed.
Satia Renee's insight:
Evidently the writer of this article is oblivious to such "feisty" romantic heroines as Elizabeth Bennet, Jo March, Ellen Olenska, et al, if he thinks the woman who is not submissive is a new thing but there are still some good points to be drawn from this.
With the popularity of blogging and online journals, writers working in the online realm have a growing number of opportunities all the time to practice and refine their craft, and maybe even get paid for it. And if you're a writing major, why not take advantage of all the opportunities to get great free and open source resources that can help you to write, edit and organize your work? Here's a list of fifty open source tools that you can use to make your writing even better.
Also known as, “The Attack of the Whopper Coincidences.” Or, “Four Plot Points and a Funeral.” Or, “Dancing with the Deus ex Machina.” A good story is very much like a romance. Not terms of genre – what you’re about...
Writers who have never outlined often misunderstand it. It’s not formulaic — it gives you a strong, cohesive, well-paced narrative. It doesn’t constrain you from adding details later; rather, it helps you be more creative with details because you’ve already structured the story.
What ballet is to football players, mathematics is to writers, a discipline so beguiling and foreign, so close to a taboo, that it actually attracts a few intrepid souls by virtue of its impregnability.
One element I find key while reading a script is a good character description. I noticed that in every strong script I've read, the mains characters were always introduced with some elements that would give them life and help ...