Hero’s Journey is the classic stock-plot framework; it works and you can build upon it in infinite ways. From a three-act perspective, this sets up our narrative and story, but it often all hinges on a single decision – an unhealthy one at that. This is the moment where many viewers/readers will say, “Why didn’t … More An Unhealthy Choice: Setting Up the First Act
Where we write can influence what and how well we write. Do you have a special place set up or just go anywhere and begin? I admit I can write wherever, but I’m most comfortable at my custom-created dual-monitor workstation with twin goose-neck lamps and dual cupholders (yes, cupholders). Decor includes scythes over the windows, … More Show Us Your Writing Space!
Just saw an article on the Huffington Post by C.A. Belmond entitled “5 Lies They Tell You About Writing,” and how they are “half-truths: at worst, they are straightjackets for budding authors.” It’s an interesting read, but I think a few of the explanations are a bit displaced. 1. Write What You Know. The oldest … More 5 Lies They Tell You About Writing (And Why They All Aren’t)
To those coming down on people who can turn out the written word very quickly, don’t be too quick to judge or be jealous. Writers on television shows often crank out between six and twenty-four episodes a year (some are even watchable!) from script to screen; why is it so hard to imagine that any … More If It’s Written Too Quickly, It Can’t Be Good, Right?