Hi, Gang! Craig with you again, with another way to think about story. I used to talk about this with my children when it came to life choices. They hated it, but hopefully it will resonate better with you guys. To do this, imagine you have a big old platter of peas– What's that? In … Continue reading The plate of peas part of writing
It's the stuff that makes for a great story and grabs people's attention who enjoy one: The Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine. The stories about the fabled mine in Arizona's Superstition Mountains has fascinated any number of people and inspired as many as 8,000 people a year to go looking for it. Everyone thinks they will … Continue reading The Lost Dutchman’s Mine Gold Mine of Authors
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
Hello, SEers! It’s Mae in the wheelhouse today with some handy tools to spark your creativity. Let’s face it—every now and then we get a little burned out with our writing projects. Okay, maybe more frequently than we want to admit. It’s not that we don’t love writing, or working on WIPs, but sometimes drafts, … Continue reading These look like fun: Tools to engage your creativity!