Geoff asks: “How do I avoid writing more than the story needs and boring my readers?”
“Do you think about ‘scenes and sequels’ when writing?”
“Is writing from a prompt or a trigger an advanced skill? Will writing to an outline sabotage my development?”
Young Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the Blues
The Coffee Service by J. Daniel Sawyer
Sculpting God by J. Daniel Sawyer
Writing Into the Dark by Dean Wesley Smith
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 of specials–do send in any questions it spawned for you!
And be sure to check out Hadrian’s Flight for yourself!
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 the final third of the book, why that happens, and how I accidentally emulated this feature with Hadrian’s Flight.
Today Vega says:
“NaNoWriMo is coming up, and I want to write epic fantasy–but I’ve only written small-scale character stories before.”