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Writing Resource - Writing the Breakout Novel

Writing the Breakout Novel, by Donald Maas is another great resource for fiction writers. There is also a valuable workbook by the same name. I have used both in my training through CWG. 374 more words


The Premise

“The history of philosophy is to a great extent that of a certain clash of human temperaments. Undignified as such a treatment may seem to some of my colleagues, I shall have to take account of this clash and explain a good many of the divergences of philosophers by it.

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The Spectacular Now and Premise

Tomorrow I am doing an individual presentation analysing The Spectacular Now and Lajos Egri’s theory on Premise. 

I’m absolutely s**t at presentations. But hey, I’ll give it a go. 711 more words


Once Upon a Lifetime Dreary

Q: How many masochists does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: Forget it. They’re too busy sticking their fingers in the bulb sockets.

If you can imagine a novel like this, so beautifully written that you feel the haunting warmth of the dead bulb, see the sinuous fingers extend toward the naked contacts, and sense the exquisite torture as the current jolts the body–well, you’ve just imagined how I felt reading… 571 more words

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Raiders of the Lost Force Relic

There’s now a pretty solid outline for the first act of The Force Awakens floating around. You can read all the details at the Star Wars Fanpedia… 309 more words

The Force Awakens

#Writing #Workshops for December

I hope everyone who celebrated Thanksgiving on Thursday had a terrific one. If the prerequisites of the holiday are giving thanks, catching up with friends and family, and eating way too much then I scored a hat trick. 483 more words

Jill Archer

Storytelling: beyond books

Okay, I’ve hit the dreaded reader’s block. Gone has defeated me.

You know you have reader’s block when everything else in the world is much more interesting than continuing to read that book. 580 more words