Hi gang. Craig here again with more comedy items you can plot out ahead of time. The last post was pretty popular, so why not a sequel. The previous post contained a list of traditional gags along with some examples you might be familiar with. You can read it here if you’re coming in during … Continue reading Expansion Pack: The Return of Comedy
Hi, Gang. Craig with you again, and we’re going to try something different. It won’t work for everyone, but what does in this business? I’m of the belief that you can’t just bleed for 300 pages. Even in serious tales you have to give the readers a breather. My go-to in those instances is a … Continue reading Expansion Pack: Comedy
Hi, Gang! Craig with you again, and it’s time to manipulate one of my old parenting lessons into a writing post. This involves advice to my children, which they hated, but still seems to bear some merit. A few years ago I posted about the Plate of Peas approach to story. It was a moderate … Continue reading The Bag of Marbles
Hi Gang. Craig with you once again. Since today isn’t a holiday, I feel no compulsion to make some kind of arbitrary holiday tie in. That can be almost scary. Last night (Writing this days ahead) I spotted a great example of plants and payoffs. This is a frequent topic of writing blogs, but it … Continue reading Plants and Payoffs
Hi gang, Craig with you again. Somehow, I wound up with Black Friday this year. I struggled to come up with a relevant post. I like the name Black Friday, but I’ve already done naming tricks. I think I finally came up with something. For anyone outside the USA, yesterday was our Thanksgiving holiday. This … Continue reading Leftovers Anyone?