Sunday, October 31, 2010
Editing a story? Here is a technique that will help you make effective rewrite decisions.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
This tutorial discuses popular plot types and how thinking about the kind of plot you are writing can enhance your creative writing.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Learn creative writing: the storyboard method.
Friday, October 22, 2010
This is an intro to Springboard, a great program for storyboarding without all the resource hogging other storyboard programs like to do. It runs on a netbook. I use it to storyboard all the time.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
No one like criticism but critiques about a story you are working on is invaluable. Listen to feedback and make the needed changes and it will make your story better. Not a fun process to start but as you rework you story it becomes very satisfying.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
The premise is a great tool for writers but know when to use it.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Dialog should be written to exist in time not on the page. This video tutorial is about making your dialog come across more smoothly and about how to make your dialog more digestible.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
The exercise should not take more than a couple of hours. It is designed to put you in that creative place from witch all great stories come.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
The mood your a character brings to the scene is like a miniature force of nature.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
This free online timeline site is a great place to make a timeline of your story to help work out event sequences and also provides you with a way to "see" your story much better. I highly recommend it! It made my writing better and helps me make decisions.
Monday, October 4, 2010
Try this simple writing technique out, it may work for you. Create a plot starting with the end of the story and work your way to the beginning.
It's not the point to rid divisiveness from your writing but to hide it away like electric wiring in a house.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
A surprise event in the story is effective if it is also a logical outcome of previous events.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Another way for art to imitate life. Base the timing of character introduction on the way we get to know real people we interact with in the real world (as opposed to the imaginary ones. :))
Learn to compose an underlying mood to boost your story's impact.