As you're preparing for your time at a writers' conference, take a moment to consider the 5 C's of your Novel Pitch!
A writers' conference can be intimidating, especially for those of us who have yet to publish our work. But it's well worth your time to maximize your experience. With that in mind, here are some Do's & Don'ts for attending a writers' conference.
Five insightful thoughts Ursula K. Le Guin shared on writing.
So. I teach my students there are four primary elements of storytelling: Character, Conflict, Plot, and Point of View. And I argue that perhaps the single most important element of storytelling is Character, because each of the other elements emerges from what an author does with Character. Lajos Egri, a Hungarian playwright and creative writing … Continue reading Three-Dimensional Character Building
With #GoT on my mind, I wandered around online a bit to see if Thrones scribe George R.R. Martin had ever published anything specific about writing advice.
So. A few days ago my friend Mark (check out his blog: makinghismark) turned me on to a recent NPR interview with John Grisham. In my friend's words, "it's motivating." See, Mark and I are both aspiring fiction writers, so when he described the interview, I knew it was something I had to check out. … Continue reading Writing Advice from John Grisham