Before I dive in to giving more Story Analysis posts, I’d love to explain my process because I get asked about it all the time. I’ve been trained as a Story Analyst by Katherine J. Farmer, who originated the Farmer System of Narrative Analysis (FSNA), otherwise known as The Story Cone Method. This process involves […]
Read good books. This advice is given a lot to writers and I want to clarify it. And I want to emphasize good. You will start to re-create what you see on the page and your writing will only be as healthy as what you are feeding it. Find books with good prose. With writing […]
Question from the email: “How do you read a text critically? Do you have any advice or insights on what the actually looks like?” This is a fantastic question and something I actually teach a class at writing conferences and workshops about. I’ve given an abbreviated version of my presentation on becoming a critical reader […]
Question from the email: “Things here with me have been busy, some with writing related and workshop related things but mostly being a Mr Mom to my kids (my 7 year old stepson, aka The Young Squire and my 18 month old son, aka L H) and I WANT to write but I haven’t in […]
Conflict is hard. Learn three steps to better present conflict within each scene in your manuscript.