The Fallacy of Perfection

There are a couple hard truths about writing, and I suppose with the creative arts in general.  Depending on how you define it, Perfection is either unattainable or it does not exist. Sure, there are certain types of perfection, like a perfect circle… but that’s about it. Even then, when you start examining that perfect […]

So You Want to Write a Story (Part 4)

Now we’re on to the larger scales of writing: Scenes.  So, hopefully by now you’ve read through the earlier parts on Character, Conflict, and Motivation-Reaction Units, and you’ve taken the time to practice writing some short stories.  Yep, don’t forget that second part. Want to be a writer? Want to write a story? You need […]

So You Want to Write a Story (Part 1)

What makes a story?   I propose that you can boil it all down to a couple things:  Character, setting, conflict, scenes/action.   A story is nothing more than a Character in a Setting.  Conflict arises because that Character wants something that they don’t have (yet).  Each Scene of your story has Action of some kind (be […]