Dawn Field

Dawn Field
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Dawn Field is a book lover and scientist interested in what makes great writing. She is the founder of Unity in Writing, LLC where she writes about writing, language and science and loves giving feedback and brainstorming with authors as a developmental editor. Her first book, Biocode, was published in 2015 by Oxford University Press. Contact her at unityinwriting@gmail.com.
writing process

Tons of material and nothing to write?

A book project is big — it'll take a ton of great content and a series of solid connections to get from A to Z. You get there by absorbing and synthesizing material until you have enough puzzle pieces to complete the picture.
writing sketches

Develop Your Writing Through Sketches

"Writing sketches" are a way to shape ideas in a short time with minimum effort. Use sketches to capture creative bursts and find the path to finish a story and create a polished final draft.
scene list synopsis

Creating A Scene List Synopsis

If you've written a book synopsis, you probably built it with great scenes in mind. Now’s the time to fill them in and focus on the rhythm of your story.
movie script

Write Your First Draft Like A Movie Script

Spotlight the essentials of action and dialogue in your first draft, then add all the exposition and descriptive "book stuff" the next time around.
topics in writing

Eternal and universal topics in writing

There are universal topics that fuel so many of the stories we love — from war and peace to abandonment and exile. How you manipulate and build on these sources is your creative contribution.
unity of effect

Edgar Allan Poe’s Notion Of “Unity Of Effect”

Edgar Allan Poe's notion of "unity of effect" describes his belief that everything in a written work must lead toward the denouement, starting with the first word.
scope of your story

The Scope Of Your Story

Scope is what everyone is talking about when they talk about genre. The scope of your story defines the genre — some concepts and ideas are in and others are out.

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