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Scott Driscoll Blogs · 5d ago

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

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Scott Driscoll Blogs · 5d 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 · 1M 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 · 2M ago

How To Achieve Satisfying Reversals

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Scott Driscoll Blogs · 2M 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 · 4M 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 · 4M 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...
Scott Driscoll Blogs · 4M 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...
Scott Driscoll Blogs · 5M ago

The Planning You Should Do Before You Plan: The Premise, Controlling Idea, and Logical Assumptions

“Storytelling,” according to Robert McKee in Story, “is the creative demonstration of truth… Event structure is the means by which you first express, then prove your idea…without explanation...
Scott Driscoll Blogs · 5M ago

The Planning You Should Do Before You Plan: The Premise, Controlling Idea, and Logical Assumptions

“Storytelling,” according to Robert McKee in Story, “is the creative demonstration of truth… Event structure is the means by which you first express, then prove your idea…without explanation...