Ciao, SEers. On March 21, I started a series of posts on the seven basic plot types, as defined by Christopher Booker. So far, we’ve covered Rebirth. Today, we’re going to talk about Tragedy. In its simplest form, tragedy is a bad choice resulting in a bad ending for the protagonist. Within the course of … Continue reading Basic Plots: Tragedy
Happy Friday, SEers! This month is one of the few this year that has five Fridays rather than four. It doesn’t happen often enough for us to have a “themed” post scheduled, so we decided these special Fridays will become group posts. This particular fifth Friday we thought we’d catch you up on what we … Continue reading Bonus Friday: Author Update
Happy Spring! Despite what the groundhog said, yesterday marked the end of winter. On the calendar, anyway. With the strange weather patterns we’ve been having, it’s anyone’s guess what the next few weeks will bring. But the concept of spring conjures images of blooming flowers, budding trees, growing grass. Animals migrating north or coming out … Continue reading Basic Plots: Rebirth
Ciao, SEers. Time for another Friday Fiction Prompt. Today is Dr. Seuss's birthday. He was (and still is) one of my favorite authors. His sense of fantasy and whimsy is unparalleled, and his ability to include lessons in his messages made his work both enjoyable and educational. Every year, "Read Across America" day is celebrated … Continue reading Friday Fiction Prompt
Ciao, SEers. Yep, I went the cheesy-route in the title. Hopefully Elizabeth Barrett Browning doesn't mind me manipulating her masterpiece. It’s February, the month of love. (If you subscribe to that, which I kind of don’t. I’m a romantic, so I think love is important all the time.) Anyway, today I want to talk about word … Continue reading How Do I Write Thee? Let Me Count the Words.