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Scott Driscoll Blogs · 3W ago

First Page Tips

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Scott Driscoll Blogs · 3W ago

First Page Tips

What do people on the business end of writing look for on page one of a manuscript? This was the subject of the Friday night event that kicked off Write On The River’s 2017 conference. Held ...
Scott Driscoll Blogs · 1M ago

#amwriting: Using repetition and parallelism

Originally posted on Life in the Realm of Fantasy: Some aspects of writing craft were never taught in school. I know! I was shocked to discover this too. Many people learn these things throu...
Scott Driscoll Blogs · 1M ago

A New Summer Class: Thrill Me, But Make Me Weep

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Scott Driscoll Blogs · 1M ago

A New Summer Class: Thrill Me, But Make Me Weep

“No stakes means no urgency means a stillborn story,” claims Benjamin Percy writing in Thrill Me. Percy is full of advice on how to take anemic fiction and give it spine, to pack in more sus...
Scott Driscoll Blogs · 2M ago

#amwriting: action and introspection

Originally posted on Life in the Realm of Fantasy: All works of fiction, no matter what their genre have several commonalities. Protagonists and side characters begin in a comfortable place....
Scott Driscoll Blogs · 3M ago

How To Achieve Satisfying Reversals

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Scott Driscoll Blogs · 3M ago

How To Achieve Satisfying Reversals

How do you bring a story to a believable reversal without the ending feeling tacked on? There are many kinds of stories, obviously. Some answer resolve conflicts, but not all lend themselves...
Scott Driscoll Blogs · 5M ago

#amwriting: words to seek and destroy

Originally posted on Life in the Realm of Fantasy: It’s been about a year since I last discussed what have been termed “weed words.” Certain words and phrases don’t add to the narrative and ...
Scott Driscoll Blogs · 5M ago

Skill Building Workshops

You’ve written a novel but found your manuscript turned down by agents and editors? Your early readers just can’t give you fresh eyes anymore? You’re considering abandoning the thing and giv...