Farmers work first and play later. They plan. They prepare for the worst and hope for the best, all the while staying fixed on the ultimate goal…harvest. Farmers understand that it is no one great action, but a collection of small everyday habits that leads to success. Writers have to do the same.
Tag: Deadly Sins of Writing
Jul 23 2009
The writer’s contribution is more than valuable, it preserves and grows the human condition. Tyrants burn the books first for a reason.
Jul 11 2009
Conflict can be boiled down to somebody wants something, but then… This is the fuel that drives the machine of your story.
Jul 01 2009
I would wager that most of us do not sit up all night thinking of ways to treat our readers like they’re stupid. Yet, it does happen, and many times I believe it is a very innocent mistake. It’s as if we get so wrapped up in our story that we mentally stumble in that brief span from synapse to keyboard, and inadvertently end up treating our readers like they need a drool cup.
Jun 24 2009
Today’s blog will help you give life to great characters. How? By teaching you not to kill them.