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bob-mustin's picture
Aug.31.2011
Anna Karenina – Section Three, by Leo Tolstoy   image via whatsthematterwithkansas.com So now we’re into what I call the “Kansas” of a novel: the characters are defined, the plot underway toward the opposite coast; i.e., the crisis point and denouement. But first to bring you up to date....
bob-mustin's picture
Aug.29.2011
Anna Karenina – Section Two, by Leo Tolstoy image via superstock.co.uk Tolstoy doesn’t change horses as one might expect of an authorial dividing line between sections of this story. Keep in mind that serialized stories must be written so that each segment clings desperately to those on either...
sarah-kernochan's picture
Aug.04.2011
  Following up on my previous blog, here’s more on the difference between writing novels and screenplays. Some years after my first novel Dry Hustle was published in 1977, I decided to master the film script form so that I could make a decent living. It was time to settle down to one thing;...
joy-shayne-laughter's picture
Aug.03.2011
I was notified today that I am a panelist at Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, in St. Louis Sept 15-18. Thursday, September 15, 1:00PM-2:00PM BOUCHERCON – Spirits of St. Louis – World Mystery Convention – September 15-18, 2011 SCRATCHES Panel - Landmark 1, 2, 3, in the Renaissance St....
bob-mustin's picture
Jul.27.2011
Following my concern over voice in a previous post, I settled in to toy with the story in question, which was largely in narrative - by my principal character. This person, while not as articulate as my normal narrator, is perceptive enough to cast his voice as he would speak. Problem solved!...
carol-sharp's picture
Apr.15.2011
At the the age of about 10, I was riding somewhere with my father in his pickup. He always had a pickup, even in the early 50s, as he was in construction. He was a superintendent of a big firm by then. He had begun as a laborer, and worked his way up. As we talked I quoted my mother on the subject...
wen-scott's picture
Mar.13.2011
Yes and no. I'm working on a story at the moment, based on my investigation of writing stories in short periods of time, referring to a number of prolific writers that we have all read about in our travels. Image via Wikipedia  Sophie, the subject of the title, is a character, an infant who...
michelle-hoover's picture
Feb.22.2011
The last of my four part series on plotting, fresh from notes from my “Plotting the Novel” seminar at Boston’s Grub Street.  Grub Street is truly leading the way in teaching the novel, and you can find out more about their courses and other offerings at www.grubstreet.org.  The course has four...
michelle-hoover's picture
Feb.14.2011
The third installment of notes from my "Plotting the Novel" seminar at Boston's Grub Street (find out more about their courses and other offerings at www.grubstreet.org).  The course has four parts:  Yearning, The Launch, Conflict, and Consequences. I will be posting each part separately...
michelle-hoover's picture
Feb.07.2011
This is the second installment of notes from my "Plotting the Novel" seminar at Boston's Grub Street. Grub Street is truly leading the way in teaching the novel, and you can find out more about their courses and other offerings at www.grubstreet.org.  The course has four parts:  Yearning...