Elements of a Great Chapter

Elements of a Great Chapter

Almost every novel has chapters.  There are the few bizarre exceptions like Jurassic Park, but they are by far not the norm. (And even they have scenes.  Sequences of events.  Smaller arcs inside their larger plots.)  As something so vital to the structure and character of a story, it’s amazing how little we actually talk…

Solving Writer's Block

The Secrets of ``Show Don't Tell``

Developing Characters

Your Passion for Writing!

Reviving Your Passion for Writing: The Practical “How To”

Reviving Your Passion for Writing: The Practical “How To”

You started a novel. Every day you rushed through the ‘life’ parts of your life in order to sit down and write. Every day the idea of hammering on a keyboard or splashing your emotions out on paper thrilled you. You couldn’t wait to start the next chapter, page, paragraph, or sentence. When you weren’t…

Cliches

The Writing Life

Story Development