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 Motivation

Last week, I blogged about conflict, and I told you that when my understanding of conflict finally dawned, it was one of the most profound moments of my writing career. The day I really began to understand motivation was another. I'd learned all about motivation before I really started writing seriously--or so I thought. Turns… Continue reading 5 Things I’ve Learned About Motivation