Make The Marble Michelangelo reputedly said, “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” Writers must free their angels… Read More »✒️ Writers’ Wisdom ~ What Do You See in Your Marble?
Cooks know there’s something called a mise en place: You read the recipe, if there is one, and assemble your tools and ingredients. It’s another… Read More »✒️ Writers’ Wisdom ~ Creating a Writing Space
The best thrillers stab the heart, throughout. They do it by getting readers to experience the emotions of the scenes. How can you do that? First,… Read More »✒️ Writers’ Wisdom ~ Want to Write a Thriller?
Another method is the old Raymond Chandler advice: When things slow down, bring in a man with a gun. It doesn’t have to be an… Read More »✒️ Writers’ Wisdom ~ Are You Stuck? Here’s A Trick
There’s nothing like a stunning twist or shock to keep readers flipping, clicking or swiping pages. Part of the fun for readers is thinking a… Read More »✒️ Writers’ Wisdom ~ Write Yourself into Corners
“How much more chilling is the bad guy who has a strong argument for his actions, or who even engenders a bit of sympathy? The… Read More »✒️ Writers’ Wisdom ~ Creating an Antagonist
It’s hard to begin a novel. Heck, it’s even hard to begin a blog post. Why? You only have a few lines to grab a… Read More »✒️ Writers’ Wisdom ~ Beginning Your Novel
Point of View A point of view is the perspective an author uses to give a glimpse into the world he’s created. The reader may… Read More »✒️ Writers’ Wisdom ~ What is a Point of View?
Adopt the three-act novel approach. In this first act, introduce plot and character. In the second act, develop both your characters and the plot. In… Read More »✒️ Writers’ Wisdom ~ The Three-Act Novel Approach to Writing