Archetypes, plot structures, and story tropes are generally held to be the fundamental guide to storytelling.
Learning curves are challenging. It isn’t always easy to tackle new skills. Technology offers benefits and obstacles that can be a boon and a curse.
Music has been proven to improve thinking during tests. Isn’t it time to test that theory with your writing?
It’s that time of year that resolutions get tossed about and added to our long list of things.
Daydreaming exercises the brain and can lead to more productive writing sessions.
By Melanie Peffer Since my first book for the trade audience (the general book-reading audience available through regular book dealers), Biology Everywhere, many people have asked me questions about writing a book. They wanted to know about everything from my writing process to navigating self-publishing to my motivations to write in the first place.
By Katie Lewis Whether you personally celebrate it or not, Christmas is undeniably ubiquitous. The Halloween decorations come down, and the Christmas lights go up. Store speakers across the land pump out carols, new and old, and the sight of Santa Clause himself crops up everywhere. Though I know this post will go up afterContinue reading “Bah, Humbug!”
Reorienting your perspective after spending a lot of time writing.
Characters need development like chocolate formed into a bunny and wrapped in foil to give it color and identity.
By Brian Kaufman You might already be scanning ahead to read my Ten Commandments. Don’t. This isn’t about what I think. It’s about prodding you to define how you think about your characters (and, by extension, your understanding of human nature).