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The Importance of a Strong Opening

As writers we know how important it is to have a strong opening. Our goal is to grab a reader on the very first page and never let them go. 422 more words



At least it was a scenic detour.

I knew I’d had quite enough social media for the day when I overshot my bus stop by two stops. 217 more words

Life In California

Knocked Up Inciting Incident

Knocked Up is a very enjoyable and funny movie. I think the writing and the cast are excellent especially Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd. The plot of Knocked Up is girl meets guy they have a one night stand and a few weeks later she finds out she is pregnant. 86 more words


Secrets of Structure by Alys West

When I first started thinking seriously about writing a novel, I asked the successful local writer whose evening class I was attending how to structure a novel.  909 more words


The Freytag Experiment (Ch. 2)

Story Patterns from the 19th Century

Gustav Freytag was a German novelist from the Nineteenth century who explored formulas in stories and novels (well before… 411 more words

Story Basics: Inciting Incidents and Inventory Control

A few years back I was an inventory manager for a company that repaired specialized equipment. It was a family owned company, but they’d been in business for decades and they had deep pockets. 1,315 more words

And The Results Are In

I quite enjoy it when I can just write without overthinking things, it is like my brain connections have removed their traffic cones, barriers, stop signs and it’s all a go go go.   170 more words