Learn how to increase the health and effectiveness of the writer's inner critic while diminishing toxic effects.
This week we spoke to author Bruce McCandless III about his latest book, a a biography of his father, legendary astronaut Bruce McCandless II. Bruce spoke to us about growing up in
Here are this writer's New Year reflections, focusing on six "gifts" I gave myself and why I believe they were profoundly life-changing.
The two halves of the Climactic Moment require the story's final sequence to offer two very specific beats: Sacrifice and Victory/Failure.
The two halves of the Third Plot Point work together to create a scene arc that moves from the False Victory to the Low Moment.
The First Plot Point is often referred to as a threshold, a visual metaphor representing the native two-sidedness of all structural beats.
A series examining the two important "halves" in each of story structure's major beats, beginning with the Inciting Event in the First Act.
Find out what defines repetitive scenes, as well as strategies for recognizing and avoiding them in your fiction.
The archetypal antagonists for the Mage Arc often manifest subtly--not in obvious "evil," but in an ordinary person's weakness.