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.
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.
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.
https://youtu.be/hlEiJxHhYwI Is writing more than writing? Yes, but also no, but mostly yes. There's so much we can learn about writing by reading or through conversation with others, and we explore this and more in today's meditation, exploration, and affirmation.
https://youtu.be/4dkcpoczt34 The learning never stops. That's what we'll be celebrating in this new series of daily meditations, explorations, and affirmations on, into, and of the ongoing process of becoming our best writerly selves. Remember to like and subscribe, and thanks for joining me for this exciting new venture!
Sarah J. Carlson describes her journey to becoming a published author while also juggling her career as a school psychologist and her responsibilities as a parent. Thanks to this episode's sponsors Dandelion Web Marketing, Lost Lake Press, the Chicago Writers Association, and Kill Your Darlings Candle Company.
This episode is no ordinary listicle. The author of WEEPERS joins the program to discuss how to approach the page while writing a mystery or thriller (or, as he explains, any story), and, along the way, he regales us with tales of mid-20th-century NYC and inevitable, yet surprising endings in funeral homes.
This is a look of disbelief from a man who fails to understand how it's over. This morning, apparently, I finished the first draft of a new manuscript, SCAMBAIT, and I remain skeptical that I have, in fact, typed THE END. My skepticism is well founded: I started writing this one on February 28th. That's… Continue reading It’s Over, I Guess.