Interview: Mindy Halleck Interviews Robert J. Ray Praise for Ray’s Matt Murdock Mystery Series: Merry Christmas, Murdock – “Fast-paced, crisply written and a pleasure...Read More
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Intro We both write at Louisa’s Bakery and Café . Now Vios Café, twice a week, Tuesdays and Fridays at 2:30. 45 minutes of writing, then we read. It’s noisy at Louisa’s. Music, talk, the coffee machine. Keep writing....Read More
Our essay “How to Read like a Writer” is cited on this writers’ blog. Getting the work out there… Author-Promotion.Com Share this:TweetShare on TumblrEmailLike this:Like...Read More
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.
A key scene marks acts, openings, closings, curtains rising and falling, turning points, drama. In the novel and the filmscript, there are seven key scenes: Page One and After, Plot Point One, Midpoint, Plot Point Two, Climax, Ending, and First Encounter.Read More