In my post Two Secret Rules for Writers, I said the secret was that there isn’t a secret in writing. I may have to take that back
Yes, there are secrets to successful story-writing but don’t worry, the recipes aren’t hard. The ingredients are classic and simple. The directions aren’t difficult. The execution…well, that part’s up to you. Let’s start with the basic M-R unit. Story equals change…equals cause and effect…equals motivation and reaction. —Dwight V. Swain The Motivation-Reaction Unit Remember the…… Continue reading Do You Know The Secrets of Successful Story-writing?
The plot is what happens to your character. The story is about how your character reacts to the things that happen. It’s simple cause and effect, right? Hold on there. It’s not quite that simple. For the most effective story your forces of antagonism (see this post) and your character’s lies, secrets, and scars (see…… Continue reading Because There Are Lies, Secrets, and Scars
Seven successful authors each offer a piece of advice on how to write. Together these 7 quotes on writing may be all you need to know about writing fiction.