Subscribe here! DD and Kitty and Dan discuss the problem of too-smart characters, and Dan finally busts his slump. Word Count: Dan: 552 Kitty: 0 Dede: 0 Tori: 0 Ben: 0 Cumulative Word Count: Dan: 21128 Dede: 6432 Tori: 4048 Kitty: 4035 Ben: 1148
JB asks: The story beats my story needs to hit don’t work with the character descriptions I have. What can I do? Resources Needed Babylon 5 Subscribe Here!
Subscribe Here! Ian asks: “If readers are going to gloss over details, should I bother writing them?” Resources Mentioned One Shot by Lee Child God Wrote in Lisp, Julia Ecklar The Kobyashi Maru by Julia Ecklar Questions 273: Plotting at Pulp Speed
Subscribe Here! Amy asks: “I’d like to move from short fiction to novels. Any tips?”
Subscribe Here! Sarah asks: I want to write a novel with several distinct but related stories that ultimately tell a larger story. Any tips? Resources Mentioned An Instance at the Fingerpost by Iain Pears Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet Middlemarch by George Elliot The Source by James Michener …
Subscribe Here! Today, I talk about the Character Climax in Hadrian’s Flight, the denouement, and the experience of finishing up my first ever successful attempt to write a Heinlein Juvenile. Interesting revelations about the nature of creativity and young adult literature ensue. This marks the final episode in this series …
Subscribe Here! Today I discuss the experience of writing the action climax to the book, and how I was able to solve some big problems by finding the answers within the book-to-date, including some unexpected twists. I also talk about how the Heinlein Juveniles have a bifurcated story structure in …
Subscribe Here! Today’s episode sponsored by Bundle Rabbit. Today in our walk-through of Hadrian’s Flight, Hadrian’s confession leads to a cunning plan, while the writer begins gathering the plot threads together.
Subscribe Here! Sgt. Mike asks: “I don’t know if I’m doing sub-plots correctly. Help!”
Subscribe Here! JR asks: How do I make short story plots work?