Think about some of your favorite books. What makes the story memorable? Was it the non-stop action? Maybe it was the extraordinary way a tired old plot was presented. Or maybe, it was the protagonist. Who were those characters? Why did they out in your mind? One of the most standout protagonists for me was … Continue reading DIY MFA: What’s in A Character?
What is a plot? According to Brandon Sanderson, the plot is a promise made at the beginning, progress toward fulfilling that promise, and a payoff at the end. What does that all mean? In the first few sentences, paragraphs, and pages, you make a promise to your reader. That promise includes the tone. Is it … Continue reading DIY MFA: Learning to Plot
(C) EducatorClips.com I have considered going back to university to get my master’s degree in creative writing. Watching the shenanigans in the Dept of Education, not to mention the cost of college these days, has turned it into a pipe dream. That’s if I go the traditional route. Then again, I always have YouTube as … Continue reading The Cost of Education