Built by Counterpointing Characters
It’s no surprise that my favorite openings often start with a sense of the character, point of view, setting, and conflict. A tall order to get that…
Revealing Characters in Flash and Beyond
Starting In The Woods
For many of us, Carver was a signal that stories could use minimalism to convey real feelings, resonance. He inspired this idea of every word counting…
Short space, large impact
If every story has already been told (a maxim I don’t quite agree with), then how do we create stories that feel fresh? One way to create new stories is…
The Power of Escalation
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