Hello SErs. Harmony here. Today, I have a question for you >>> How do you write what you can't know? Or, more to the point, how do you write it convincingly? My current WIP is set aboard an interstellar spaceship hurtling through outer space. In this kind of situation, I cannot possibly stick to the … Continue reading How Do You Write What You Can’t Know?
https://youtu.be/e7qQ6_RV4VQ Hi gang, Craig here once more with another Expansion Pack. This one has to do with setting, but it's as much a mental setting as a physical one. It's based upon the stress that changing times bring. I've lived long enough to remember bashing the side of the black & white television to make … Continue reading Expansion Pack: Changing times
Hi gang, Craig here again with another Expansion Pack. These are designed to enhance the series I wrote about The Hero’s Journey, also known as the Writing Monomyth. It’s worth repeating that none of the Expansion Pack material is required for your stories. These are just as advertised. If you want to get a bit … Continue reading Expansion Pack: The Stakes Character
Hello SErs! Harmony here. Today is the day for a book share, and I've chosen The Last Fifty Pages by James Scott Bell. Staci Troilo first put me on to this little gem of a book, and it's now on my writing shelf for easy reference. Thanks, Staci, for the heads-up on this great writing aid. The … Continue reading Friday Book Share: The Last Fifty Pages
Hello SErs. Harmony here. Today I wanted to look at characterisation. Making my characters look, sound, and feel different has always been a challenging part of writing for me, and I'm always on the lookout for new ways to show the many personality types that make up the human species. I don't read horoscopes (or … Continue reading Using Horoscopes for Characterisation