I keep returning to that tarot card, the magic wand that was read for me a year ago. I have never been much of a believer of the mystical, but she was right in saying that my greatest problem was “having too many ideas”. That is...Read More
Neil Gaiman, the author of Neverwhere, Ocean at the End of the Lane (my fav), American Gods, and many other novels, recently did a Master Class on fiction writing. Below is a summary of the lessons I learned from his class. He...Read More
Dear script readers, for the love of God, stop telling me that my characters need to change at the end of the story. THEY DON’T.
So I’ve been getting paid feedback for a script I rewrote recently, and I’m getting the same kind of notes: “I thoroughly enjoyed reading your script. Your characters and structure are great. But your protagonist doesn’t change...Read More
Of all of the screenwriting apps out there, Slugline might be the most minimalistic of them all. There are no toolbars, sidebars, stats breakdown–even the dropdown menus are kept to a minimum. This Mac app was created to...Read More
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula Le Guin is a 2800 word short story published in 1973 that won the prestigious Hugo Award and has gone on to be discussed and analyzed in classrooms and amongst literary and fantasy...Read More
I decided to pick up David Gemmell’s Legend after reading good things about his action prose on Reddit. As a debut novel, I found the prose pretty much as you would expect: uneven. Some moments felt like scenes from the...Read More
The Huntress by Sofia Samatar is a 375-word flash fiction story about a foreigner and a monster. I’m guessing you found this post by searching “The Huntress Explained”, so let’s get to it. For those who have yet to read it, you...Read More
- Writer Troubles: Too Many Ideas, Too Many Stories
- 5 Key Takeaways from Neil Gaiman’s 5-Hour Master Class
- Dear script readers, for the love of God, stop telling me that my characters need to change at the end of the story. THEY DON’T.
- Slugline Review (2019): Still the Best Screenwriting App for Focused Writing
- Analysis of The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas (Full Breakdown)