story

A collection of 6 posts

Mar 8, 2018

Scene 1, version 100

Scene 1, version 100

For the past several months, I've struggled with the beginning of my third draft. There is tension between the need to introduce the protagonist in her element, with her core traits revealed to the reader, and the need to introduce the setting and plot she will encounter.

Jan 22, 2018

Movement

Movement

When writing, there are times when you know what needs to happen next, but it just isn't happening. I have found that's a good time to pick up shop and move house.

Jan 17, 2018

Scene and sequel

Scene and sequel

In my latest draft (currently 15.5k words), I've been marking scenes as being Type 1 or Type 2. I think I'm wasting my damn time.

Jan 12, 2018

wtf poe shitdammit

Look, goddammit... Warships cost more than warplanes. LOOK. Relative cost of USS Gerald R. Ford and a modern F/A-18 Super Hornet See that? That tiny slice is so small that Microsoft Excel

Jan 4, 2018

Scene length

Scene length

How long should a scene be? The short answer to that question, of course, is that I don't know. For most of my 'career' (? ...whatever) as a writer, I have used one "

Jan 2, 2018

Story development

My experience (and, if I had to guess, probably that of everyone else in the history of storytelling) has been that no story survives intact from seed to bloom. For myself, I begin