Ray Bradbury talks about rejection and acceptance in the short story market where he got his start. Plus, you get to watch him walk around his house in shorts!
Techniques of the Selling Writer by Dwight V. Swain is one of those books every writer interested in creative write (aka fiction) really has to read. Unfortunately, due to the density of the prose, you really may not want to. And there I guess my book review could stop, but it won’t, because well, we … [Read more…]
Article Three in How to Write a Scene – Show Motivation with Sequel by Lori Devoti, a How To Write Fiction Series. Sequel Defined: (Swain, Techniques of the Selling Writer) “A sequel is a unit of transition that links two scenes….It sets forth your focal character’s reaction to the scene just completed, and provides … [Read more…]
Miss the first article in How to Write a Scene series? Read it here. Article Two in How to Write a Scene, Scene Structure: Goal, Conflict, Disaster by Lori Devoti, a How To Write Fiction Series. Goal, Conflict, Disaster is the basic scene structure of every good scene and yes, this means every scene should … [Read more…]
Article One in How to Write a Scene, Scenes in Fiction by Lori Devoti, a How To Write Fiction Series. When I first started writing I sat through a number of workshops where multi-published NY Times-best-selling authors would spout what are and aren’t scenes in fiction, and what could and couldn’t be in a book … [Read more…]