Write characters that could walk off the page by giving them histories, psychologies, and doing the leg work to bring them to life with the help of these links.
The Paris Review's “My First Time” video interview series. Writers talking about their first big work's success and what it took. Watch the trailer for the series, and fifteen installments in the video and playlist below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdiu-gYyLhM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQE7AWiFo9s&list=PLTJO2cwX5L0aAOR-h36HJuImuf2xEzu12
How the Dan Harmon Story Circle Can Make Your Story Better BY STUDIOBINDER ON AUGUST 23, 2020 The act of storytelling has always been with us. Anthropologist Joseph Campbell took stories from around the world and found they all shared the same basic structure. Campbell’s Hero’s Journey laid out each of the fundamental steps in this story... Continue Reading →
Here are some sources that discuss what an Essay is, from its origins, and pulling it back from being a totally cookie cutter form used by uninterested students when given an assignment to choose a thesis and defend it. An essay, literally 'an attempt', is an exploration of a subject, to do with life, that... Continue Reading →
February 8, 2021 by PG From Dave Farland: I don’t often give actual tips on how to compose stories. I tend to focus my lessons on storytelling to things that you can’t learn elsewhere. Yet from time to time, it might be worthwhile to actually give a few technical tips. Today we will go over one on... Continue Reading →
I am at a point in my work on my novel project right now where I am having a lot of ideas, and want to keep track of them. I already do multiple bulletin boards and note taking methods, from notebooks as I read to apps like Google Keep which is easy to stay on... Continue Reading →
Read the advice of NaNoWriMo Coach for getting over the mid-way slumps Rosanne A. Brown here. A quote that caught my eye, particularly since I make a joke of telling people I dropped out of a college whose motto is 'If something is worth doing, it's worth doing well', is this quote by G.K Chesterton: ... Continue Reading →
This month I want to talk about Techniques for getting at TRUTH. Which the Realist and Naturalist Movements were both working on. They were trying to write in a way that reflected Real Life, and depict the struggles of Real People, without the overly fanciful flights of Romanticism or some of the Over Idealisations of... Continue Reading →