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writing lessons

Writing lessons from TV, Part I: Rick and Morty

Here's the first post in a series that will focus on writing lessons authors can glean from some of the great shows airing in this golden age of TV.
create a villain

Create a villain your readers will loathe

There’s something about a great villain that can engage an audience, energize a book, and provide a satisfying source of conflict.
internal conflict

Internal Conflict And Your Characters

In dramatic writing, internal conflict is basically the darkest aspects of a character married to that individual’s greatest fears.
narrative structure

Narrative Structure, Part One: What It Is and How To Use It

Discussions about structure tend to offer formulas, though formulas often lead to formulaic stories. But an understanding of narrative structure is important: you have to know the rules before you break them.
good straight man

Your Story Needs A Good Straight Man

You need a good straight man (or woman) to bring your comedic, heroic, or otherwise unconventional characters into sharper focus.
mokita

The Mokita Of Your Book

Sometimes what your book needs is an elephant or two in the room. That's what a mokita is, and while we don’t want these elephants in our real lives, they can be powerful agents in your storytelling.
write your memoir

Four things to decide before you write your memoir

Memoirs are their own class of writing, but they have to adhere to the principles of great storytelling. Here are four things to consider before you write your memoir.

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