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Transitioning from Writing Nonfiction to Fiction

Previously on The Writing Studio…

Some time ago I shared my decision about publication of my memoir. Since then, I’ve done lots of reading and research on orphanages in the late 19th to early 20th centuries. 925 more words

Story Engineering by Larry Brooks

There are many people who give writing advice, but only two whose advice I find invaluable. One of them is this guy. Larry Brooks.

Watch and learn! 7 more words


"Save the Cat" Series Part 2: Using a Beat Sheet to Rewrite "No Rest for the Wicked"

I started this series based on using Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat back in August when I thought I’d trucking right along  in the “Mistress of None” series to the sequel of… 2,583 more words


Rangers "ready" to sell at deadline: Zuccarello, McDonagh on the list

Well, people(NYR) fans, we knew this day was coming, a day not many ever thought was going to come, but a day the realistic fans saw in hindsight. 513 more words


Story Engineering

I had no idea what I was missing before I picked up this book. I have an MFA, I’ve been a writer for a long time–but somehow no one managed to phrase things quite like this before. 237 more words

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Concept Vs. Premise, My Takeaway from a Workshop by Story Coach Larry Brooks

“Voice is like air: the best air is crisp and clean.”—Story coach, Larry Brooks

we Never Stop Learning

Books on the craft of writing line my desk like dominos. 639 more words