making a scene

How to make a scene. Every story (and all its components) assumes a basic contract between the writer and the reader – readers want a world they can believe in, characters that matter, and stories that invite and compel them to care.  It is up to the writer to provide all that and more. At … Continue reading making a scene

Stage 2: creative editing

Creative Editing Forget for the moment about rules governing spelling, grammar, punctuation and sentence structure, that’s editing too, but that kind of editing can interfere with the creative process, and as I’ve said before, some of our most admired authors have written brilliantly by breaking those rules. So, to oversimplify, creative editing is a way … Continue reading Stage 2: creative editing