Mike asks: How do you keep from getting stuck between scenes?
“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
“In Hadrian’s Flight you separated your action and character climax. How did you decide to do this?”
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.”
“I have to write a murder mystery. Any tips on structuring?”
How do you figure out the structure of a multiple POV novel?
Can you explain the 5-act structure in more detail, and talk about the ways in which it’s useful for writers?