Tag: Kristen Lamb

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.

The Wound: How Pain Can Deepen Our Fiction

The wound is critical for creating dimensional characters and, thus, layered stories. It’s impossible to be fully human and devoid of cracks.

Johari Window: Harnessing Character Blind Spots

The Johari Window can be one of many powerful tools for crafting dimensional characters and developing layered stories (plots) audiences love.

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.

How Horror Can Improve Our Writing in ANY Genre

Horror, writing horror, writing tips, Kristen Lamb

No matter which type of fiction we write, we can learn a lot from what horror authors do well.