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Thursday, November 27
Five Tips: A Miscellany of Writing Advice
Today I’m going to do something a bit different. I’ve finished reading Robert McKee’s “ Story ” but there are some odds and ends, advic...
Tuesday, November 25
Four Tips For Writing Flash Fiction, And Why You Should!
Once upon a time, I couldn’t write a 2,000 word piece of fiction if my life depended on it. 100,000 words, sure. 50,000 words, fine. 10...
Saturday, November 22
Robert McKee: A Writer’s Method
Yesterday I finally finished Story by Robert McKee. It’s an excellent writing resource, one I would recommend to anyone interested in...
Thursday, November 20
Six Ways To Begin A Story: Archetypal Openings
A well-written opening reflects the kind of story you’ve written. If it’s a horror then the opening should communicate this; similarl...
Tuesday, November 18
Writing, Memory Palaces And The Power Of The Bizarre
The other day I started reading “Moonwalking With Einstein” by Joshua Foer. Among other things, Foer talks about the art of memory and h...
Saturday, November 15
Six Ways To Begin A Story: Humor
Humorous Openings I think that comedy and drama go hand in hand and, clearly, I’m not the only one. (BTW, this post is part of ...
Thursday, November 13
Six Ways To Begin A Story: Character Driven Openings
The Character Opening The character story opening is my favorite kind of opening, though it’s arguably the trickiest to pull ...
Monday, November 10
Writing And The Three Secrets of Magic
I’m going to take a break from my series on story openings (I’ll come back to that on Wednesday) to look at what Ferdinando Buscema c...
Saturday, November 8
Six Ways To Begin A Story: Puzzle Openings
On the 31st I began a series on Story Openings and claimed—boldly—that there were six. Well, more or less six; I suppose it depends on ...
Thursday, November 6
I’ve always been in love with the idea of re-imagining one of the fairytales I adored as a child, telling it again in a way that preser...
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