96 results for concept critique

Dune, Dialogue, Wishing Sand Worms Would Kill Me

Dune…desert planet…no dialogue. Before we plunge ahead in our ‘sit-still’ suits, I promise to work very hard to avoid any ‘spoiler alerts.’ Though, in my defense, this story has been around since disco was cool.

Drama: Three Simple Ways to HOOK Audiences

drama, dramatic tension, conflict, how to hook an audience, writing tips, Kristen Lamb

Drama needs to be in all content we create. It’s the perfect human bait, guaranteed to hook audiences faster than cocaine-laced kittens.

Finding TIME: Five Simple Ways to Finish a Book

finding time, time management, time management for writers, how to finish a novel, Kristen Lamb

Finding time has always been a challenge. While the modern world keeps promising to help us with this ‘finding time’ thing…it’s ALL LIES.

Binging is BIG: 3 Simple Ways to Make Your Series HOOK Readers

Series have proven to be one of the best ways to captivate a massive reading/viewing audience because they have a unique capacity to go viral, and in doing that, to become woven into the very fabric of popular culture (e.g. Game of Thrones).

The Log-Line: Can You Pitch Your ENTIRE Story in ONE Sentence?

writing, log-line, story in a sentence

A log-line is a lifeline that will allow you to pitch a novel (or series) in ONE—YES ONE—sentence. The log-line is going to save you time, energy, and sanity (save the crazy for the fiction).