Becoming a Storyteller: High concept, or, Wait–what?

Leafing through the 2013 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market, you might come across an odd term: "High-Concept". If you're at a similar place in your journey to become a storyteller, you might be just as baffled as I am by the term. Thanks to a recent article in Writer's Digest, a little research, and … Continue reading Becoming a Storyteller: High concept, or, Wait–what?

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Becoming a Storyteller: Creating Conflict, or, Do I Have a Green Thumb for Fiction?

Drama is life with the dull parts taken out.  -Alfred Hitchcock This post's information comes to you via the works and words of one James Scott Bell, an author of numerous thrillers and books on writing craft, including Conflict & Suspense. James Scott Bell contributes regularly to Writer's Digest, is an active teacher at writing … Continue reading Becoming a Storyteller: Creating Conflict, or, Do I Have a Green Thumb for Fiction?