by John Peragine
One of the hardest things to do as a writer is to be
organized and business-minded. We want to live within our worlds of fantasy and
dare anyone or anything to break us away.
I am one of the lucky few who can say that their day job is writing.… Read the post
A few years back, I wrote a post called How To Focus on Your Story's DNA that identified the elements of story that never change. I use those unchanging elements to help keep my story on track. Theme is one of those important elements, and it's a tough one because most of the writers I talk to don't how to articulate their story's theme.… Read the post
August 16th, 2019
Craft | WriterStrong
Oh, I know there are those of you who won't agree with me. You'll say plot is more important. I'll make my case with the beginnings of two popular plot-heavy stories.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
"When I wake up, the other side of the bed is cold.… Read the post
There are SO many things that I wish I'd known in the beginning (or even yesterday). We all could use help/encouragement, and some advice is just too good not to share. Like my all-time go-to: If you don't know who's POV to be in in a scene, choose the character who has the MOST to LOSE!… Read the post
Why is it so damned difficult to believe
that we are really writers?
I was discussing imposter syndrome recently with a highly successful author who has two bestselling non-fiction books out and is in the middle of an extensive, publisher supported tour.… Read the post