Readers read, in part, to find out what is going to happen. Questions pop into readers’ minds and stay, compelling the reader through the pages in search of the answer. CLICK to READ MORE.
Brainstorming: when the storyteller rushes the brain for as many ideas as possible. Five ways to move past stuck.
How we move from trying to get it right to getting it written!
My favorite links. These remarkable articles and interviews kept me going as a writer this year. CLICK HERE.
DON’T JUST SIT THERE, WRITE SOMETHING
We come back to my number one rule for writing: Whatever works. Just make sure your athlete writer sweats and gets her heart rate up and pumping. CLICK HERE
I have been realizing that what my teachers told me in college, what writers often say to their students, is true: you must write every day if you do not want to stay an amateur. You don’t have to write well or gladly. You have only to write daily. READ MORE: CLICK HERE.
I am not too impressed with the finer points of first v. third person in terms of voice, interiority, exteriority, character development, the necessity of plot . . . READ MORE; CLICK HERE
Lately, it seems there’s been a lot I’ve wanted to share that’s excited and inspired me. Here are three of those items. CLICK HERE
Is it possible that the plot against plot (our shared dirty little secret) is itself just another plot? READ MORE
Every month, I host a FREE Answers and Encouragement for Writers Call on the third Thursday. Here’s how the calls work, and why talking about writing is so useful.