The beats. Firefly moments of action that rise, infuse tension, and release the shift. Let’s explore and release
yours—your writing soul, your stories/book ideas, and your writing style, techniques, issues.
The shifting. The movement. The unfolding. What’s happening along your creative journey—in you, in your writing, in your characters.
May 18, 2020
It’s not a formula, but it is a foundation to build on: character-driven plot structure = desire, setbacks, raised stakes, and final outcome.
May 17, 2020
It’s been said that the pendulum has to swing both ways before achieving balance. That’s true with story. You need fully dimensional characters—warts and all.
May 16, 2020
Quick resolves and smooth sailing don’t make a story. You need some kind of tension. Between people. Between a person and society. Between a person and nature. Between a person and themselves.
May 15, 2020
Feel stuck? Need to go deeper, down into your inner writing well? Keep your phone or some other recording device close by.