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
I’m excited to share some truly stellar examples in this blog.
I’ve guest blogged for WITS 30+ times and worked hard to make sure my blogs are power-packed with tips and techniques, examples and analyses. Every teaching point is there to help you make your writing bestseller strong.… Read the post
Deep point of view is powerful and engaging though many find it difficult to do well. The basic techniques of deep point of view have been simplified in blog posts that will heap loads of overconfidence on newer writers.
The difficult part of learning deep point of view is in knowing when and where to go deep and which tools to use to create the desired effect.… Read the post
Years ago, when I attended the UCI Summer Writing Institute,
I learned about golden lines. These are the lines you go
back and highlight after taking notes in a class or workshop or in a great
book.… Read the post