"Be so good they can't ignore you." ~Steve Martin
Narrative is the telling of a story, the events and consequences for the characters. Scenes are those passages in a narrative when we, as writers and readers, slow down and focus on an important event in the story so that we are "in the moment" with the characters in action. Scene is Action No matter … Continue reading What is a Scene?
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?
Chuck Sambuchino is an editor for Writer’s Digest Books, a bestselling humor book writer, and a freelance editor. He works for Writer’s Digest Books and edits the GUIDE TO LITERARY AGENTS as well as the Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market. His bestselling humor books are: How To Survive A Garden Gnome Attack and Red Dog/Blue Dog: When … Continue reading My Review of Create Your Writer Platform
So, last Saturday night my five year old daughter, with the help of her Nana, penned her 2012 letter to Santa. She claims to have been a good girl, and as such, she felt obliged to request a few gifts for Christmas. Among the traditional wants, she includes, in no particular order, a picture of … Continue reading 4 Gifts any Writer can use for Christmas