Some Notes on Memoir from “Food for the Hungry Writer” ©2011 by Jack Remick and Robert J Ray. Not since the 18th Century have we seen anything like the flowering of memoir writing in our time. Is the hunger for memoir...Read More
Week Six: Scene Performance.
Whether you are rewriting a novel or a filmscript, scene performance brings your work into the world. When you watch your scene being read, you learn big lessons about timing, compression, pacing, waste, laughs, moans, chills, and momentary glory.
Week Five: Style, Archetype, Symbol.
Style comes from word-choice: strong verbs and concrete nouns. Archetypes link your characters to their mythic ancestors. Symbols come from concrete nouns canonized by repetition, need, emotion, sweat, and careful placement.