Lisa Cron explains what it is about human consciousness that’s so wired for story, as well as how understanding these phenomena can make us better writers.
In this morning's meditation, exploration, and affirmation, we discuss the what and the why of internality.
Some stories, though technically well written, fall flat. Why is this, and how can we ensure the sense of purpose those tales might lack winds up in our own work? We explore in this morning's meditation, exploration, and affirmation.
Backstory dumps, setting description, and flashbacks are often frowned upon. But there are so many perfect opportunities for their inclusion.
Where are our prospective readers, and how can we reach them? We explore in this morning's meditation, exploration, and affirmation.
Whether during the writing process, revisions, or querying, uncertainty harangues writers throughout every stage of the creative cycle. So how can we address that uncertainty? We explore one method for doing so during this morning's meditation, exploration, and affirmation.
Every word on the page is a promise, particularly the first words and images we choose to present to readers. In this morning's meditation, exploration, and affirmation, we explore why this is the case and how we can use it to our advantage as writers.
Author Valerie Biel returns to the Writescast Network to discuss the how-tos of turning one's book into an audiobook. Thanks to this episode's sponsors Dandelion Web Marketing, Lost Lake Press, the Chicago Writers Association, and Kill Your Darlings Candle Company.
https://youtu.be/qxVuRqRYPo4 Good morning, writerfolk! What's the difference between an event and a short story? We explore the very basics in this morning's meditation, exploration, and affirmation.
Formatting: learn it, live it, and love it--especially when putting your work on submission.
And knowing your audience? This is important when submitting, too! Whether your audience is a contest judge or an agent, understanding what they're looking for is critically important if you're to increase your chances of success.