Solving the Character Arc

I love to deconstruct story (fiction and film) to figure out how to deliberately incorporate the important elements that make a story “work.” Here’s a straightforward method to create a powerful character arc. Despite popular opinion that the character arc is a mysterious alchemy of emotions, careful writing, and hope, it can be done by […]

I Want to Be a Writer!

The story goes that back in the day Winston Churchill gave this commencement speech. In its entirety: NEVER GIVE UP. NEVER GIVE UP. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER GIVE UP.   This is apocryphal, by the way, but it’s still expresses a true sentiment. At social gatherings people can be interested to hear I’ve published books. They […]