Recently, I heard a quote (possibly in the Dan Wells 7-point plot videos I posted about here, and which was probably paraphrased when I heard it, and which I am going to paraphrase) that said if you get to a point in your story where you don’t know what to do, have someone burst through […]
Earlier this year, at BYU’s “Life, the Universe, and Everything” writers’ symposium, Dan Wells gave a presentation on a system for structuring/scaffolding a plot in 7 points. Thankfully (because it was very good), someone put together the videos of that presentation along with some of the slides from Dan’s powerpoint file.
You need […]
Do you ever notice how a good introduction always ends with the name of the person who is being introduced? You get all of the information about the person before you hear their name. Why? Because the name is a trigger, a signpost to the audience that the introduction is done and it’s time to […]
At World Fantasy, Jason Sanford moderated a great panel called “Authors and Their Ideas”. He’s posted some snippets of what went on in that session. You should go to his site and check it out.
Also, keep your eye on Interzone’s November installment. They are going to feature three of Jason’s stories.
One day removed from WorldFantasy 2010, and I’m still buzzing with all that went on. You simply cannot overstate how energizing something like WF can be. I met so many wonderful people, learned so much, and had my reading list radically expanded. A kick in my motivational pants if ever there was one.
I know I’ll […]