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Who Knows What, and When? Mystery, Suspense, and Dramatic Irony

This post is part of the Write With Me series. For more like this, check out the writing your novel page. Though our approaches to keeping readers engaged may vary, doing so is likely a goal that we as writers share. We have many tools at our disposal to achieve this, but in this post we'll focus… Continue reading Who Knows What, and When? Mystery, Suspense, and Dramatic Irony

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Cliffhanging: Not Always What It Seems

This post is part of the Write With Me series. For more like this, check out the writing your novel page. Cliffhangers: these are your heart-pounding, reader-teasing, big moments of twist, right? Well, not always. Though the sudden interjection of action-packed surprise or suspense is what most people think of when they hear the word "cliffhanger," our… Continue reading Cliffhanging: Not Always What It Seems

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Publication Announcement: Flash Fiction, “Wool”

I'm pleased to announce that Five:2:One Magazine will be publishing my flash fiction piece "Wool" on its website beginning July 7th, 2017 as part of its #thesideshow series for art, micro-poetry, and flash fiction. In addition to the text version of the story, I'll be making an audio telling available through Five:2:One as well. "Wool" is the story… Continue reading Publication Announcement: Flash Fiction, “Wool”

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The Hero’s Journey and Adventure Time, Part Two

This post is part of the Outline With Me series. For more like this, check out the outlining your novel page. In the previous post in this mini-series, we walked through the first six stages of The Hero's Journey as featured in season one, episode five of Adventure Time. This post will cover the remaining six steps of this journey, all… Continue reading The Hero’s Journey and Adventure Time, Part Two

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The Hero’s Journey and Adventure Time, Part One

This post is part of the Outline With Me series. For more like this, check out the outlining your novel page. So you've got your logline, but, after checking out the seven-point story structure in these posts, you're not sure if it's right for your story. Then let's explore another traditional storytelling structure---namely, Joseph Campbell's (no relation) The… Continue reading The Hero’s Journey and Adventure Time, Part One