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Last week, I blogged about truth. I tried to establish truth as an absolute, and I touched on the idea that rather than there being multiple versions of the truth, there is only one truth and multiple perceptions of it. For writers, truth is the core of what we do. How many times have you … Continue reading
Sorry to interrupt your normal Fun Friday silliness, but my discussion of plot went on a day longer than I had planned. Rather than cut short what was shaping up to be a fairly decent discussion of plotting, I decided to bump Fun Friday this week. Fear not, it shall return next week! Today, I … Continue reading
Monday, I gave a short overview of storytelling using the example of Lego bricks in a bucket. If you missed that, you might want to go back and check it out. Yesterday, I began my overview of plotting. I’m going to jump right into part two here, so if you haven’t read yesterday’s post, take … Continue reading
Yesterday, I described story as a bucket full of Lego blocks. If you didn’t read it yet, click here and come back when you’re finished. Today, we’re going to look at what those blocks are. And while it’s easy to assume that story and plotting are the same thing, they’re not. At least not to … Continue reading
Far and away, the best feedback I’ve gotten on this blog has been for this post, my musings on Show, Don’t Tell. So I thought I’d spend this whole week discussing writing. I know, fun, right? Since the primary purpose of any piece of writing is to tell a story, that’s where we will begin.
Show, don’t tell. If you’re a writer, how many times have you heard it? This seminal advice has been handed down to aspiring writers of all stripes for generations, to the point that its accepted without question and without reservation. How many criticisms have been levied against a piece of writing for violating this rule? … Continue reading