Ciao, SEers. Staci here with the Friday Book Share post. I've recently read Carrie Rubin's The Bone Curse. I saw a promo for it on another site and it sounded like something I'd really enjoy, so I snatched it up. First, I'd like to talk about the cover. I love the muted color palate. The bones … Continue reading Friday Book Share: The Bone Curse
Ciao, SEers. Today we’re going to discuss our fifth of the Seven Basic Plots as defined by Christopher Booker. If you’ve missed the others, you can find them here: Rebirth, Tragedy, Comedy, and Voyage and Return. Today’s post covers the basic plot type: Quest. The Quest is a familiar plot type. It shows our hero … Continue reading Basic Plots: Quest
Ciao, SEers. Seems my time for a Friday post has rolled around again. This is the week of the month where we pose a question for discussion. I'm going to discuss first, then pose my question. Ask one hundred authors how to craft a story, and you'll get one hundred pieces of advice. Some might … Continue reading Writing Question: Conflict
Ciao, SEers. I’m back again today with one of the Seven Basic Plots as defined by Christopher Booker. If you’ve missed the others, you can find them here: Rebirth, Tragedy, and Comedy. Today’s post covers the basic plot type Voyage and Return. This plot sees the protagonist go to a strange land and face adversity on his way … Continue reading Basic Plots: Voyage and Return
Ciao, SEers. I should be continuing my "plot" series, but that has to wait until my next post. Why? I'm swamped. Totally overwhelmed. It's not just me, is it? I don't think so. I talk to a lot of writers, my colleagues included. It seems we all bite off more than we can chew. Funny thing … Continue reading Overwhelmed? I Get It.