Craft, For Writers

5 Things I’ve Learned About Scene Structure

Does that title give you the heebie-jeebies? Does the idea of imposing structure on your scenes make you want to run and hide? I felt the same way once upon a time, but that was back in the days when I wrote the beginnings of many novels, got bored with every one of them, and… Continue reading 5 Things I’ve Learned About Scene Structure

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Craft, For Writers

5 Things I’ve Learned About Conflict

Last week, I shared five things I've learned over the years about creating fictional characters . I decided to continue in that vein today, this time talking about conflict. I've spent the past 24 years or so teaching classes and conducting workshops on writing, and I don't mind telling you that when I had an… Continue reading 5 Things I’ve Learned About Conflict