Just in the (Saint) Nick of Time for Xmas, “Miller’s Compendium” is here!
“Miller’s Compendium” is an encyclopedic catalog of writing resources. GET IT NOW – 100s of lists & articles – 1000s of links – 500 ‘pages’ Timeless wisdom – Vintage graphics … Continue reading
Character, Action and Theme – from Jennine Ianouette
A great way to think about what kind of story you’re telling – or different dimensions in your story – from Jennine Ianouette: https://www.screentakes.com/finding-new-screenplay-structures/
The Five Phases of the Writing Process (for any book or script)
I have found there are five distinct phases in the process of writing a book or script. I’ve written, and helped writers write, a lot of different projects in a … Continue reading
Five Rides You Can Give Your Reader
Any good story gives the reader a ride. Usually, the sooner the reader knows what kind of ride they’re taking, the more they can relax and enjoy it. I’m not … Continue reading
The Beginning of “Miller’s Compendium of Timeless Tools for the Modern Writer” has begun!
It’s the end of a wildly-successful Kickstarter campaign to finance production of this wildly-ambitious mega reference e-book for writers. The campaign ends this Saturday, July 11 at 8am p.s.t. so … Continue reading
The ultimate writer’s resource just got realer! Kickstarting this month: “Miller’s Compendium of Timeless Tools for the Modern Writer”
The Compendium’s Kickstarter campaign is Popular in Publishing and Staff Pick at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1060921494/millers-compendium-a-comprehensive-writers-referen The campaign ends July 10, but don’t wait! – Pre-order the book today – Consider buying an … Continue reading
Can Music Soothe the Savage Writer?
What music (if any) do you listen to while you’re writing? Nothing works for me as well as…
How Many Ways Can You Say Boo? 16 Horror Themes (from Iconic Pictures) + 1 or 2 More (from me)
At the outset of a project – and when you’re planning a rewrite – I think it’s good to ask yourself what the the project is about. What’s it really … Continue reading
Sometimes a Story is Plural: Use Vonnegut’s Axis to Develop Character Storylines
In case you’re not familiar with Vonnegut’s Axis, it’s a brilliant tool for analyzing stories that have already been written (see Vonnegut’s brilliant exegesis here), but I’ve just found a … Continue reading
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Common Sense, 50 Shades of Gray and 2 other Great Reasons to Consider Self-publishing
In 1776, the failed corset-maker Thomas Paine, then fired from his job as a newspaper editorialist, wrote, edited and self-published “Common Sense”, the pamphlet credited with galvanizing the American colonies … Continue reading