Subtext in a Scene—Biology and the Three Goods ©2013 by Robert J Ray Subtext is one key to a good story. Subtext is that unseen turmoil boiling under the surface of your tale. To create subtext, you can use the...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.
In the Spring of 2011, Bob taught a course on Rewriting at Hugo House in Seattle. Bob decided to keep a log to track the course and to monitor writers’ progress through their rewriting.Read More
November 23, 2010 This came in from Mindy Halleck, novelist, travel-writer, blogger. Recently, I had an epiphany about my writing. We writers create with our subconscious minds. It has taken me ten years to finish my novel,...Read More