What Does Story Need to Provide? Part Two, Solid Plot Twists

What Does Story Need to Provide? Part Two, Solid Plot Twists

Following up with my post from last week about believable characters, today I’m going to discuss character development after recently watching a movie that highlighted some what-not-to-dos when it comes to story writing. Again, if you haven’t seen The Last […]

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Uprooted by Naomi Novik – Anxiety Ink Book Club

Uprooted by Naomi Novik – Anxiety Ink Book Club

It’s my turn for the Anxiety Ink Book Club! And, if you’ve been following along with us on Goodreads, you can get the heads up a month in advance of the titles we plan to talk about. Uprooted by Naomi […]

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Ethics and Narrative

Ethics and Narrative

While planning my attendance schedule for When Words Collide, a panel I’d never heard mentioned before caught my eye: Ethics. No, I can’t imagine that would catch the eye of the majority of people, but I’m quirky that way. I […]

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MacGuffin

MacGuffin

Have you ever heard of a MacGuffin? Before June 16th, I don’t know that I had ever heard the word. Perhaps in passing, but without having a clue what it meant, it didn’t make an impression. After learning all about […]

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When Words Collide 2015 Recap – World-building Presentation from Game Design

When Words Collide 2015 Recap – World-building Presentation from Game Design

Continuing on in my When Words Collide 2015 recap, I’m finally moving into the regular programming portion of the festival. This one is about Susan Forest’s world-building presentation on Crafting Magical Worlds with Extra Credits’ Mario Theory. The reason why […]

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When Words Collide 2015 Recap – Lessons from a Plot Workshop within an Unfamiliar Genre

When Words Collide 2015 Recap – Lessons from a Plot Workshop within an Unfamiliar Genre

Continuing on in my When Words Collide 2015 recap, the second workshop I attended was the Plot Workshop with Daniel Abraham (aka HLN Hanover, aka half of the pen name James S. A. Corey). His definition of plot was the […]

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