What’s great out there today? Well, not much, I’m afraid–at least not so far. Here’s all I’ve got:
- Harvey Stanbrough (@hstanbrough) addresses “Flow” in Writing. I’m not particularly wowed by his example of good flow in his discussion of how punctuation affects it but I’m good with the rest of the post, especially his “best advice I can give any writer: Read Your Work Aloud.” (Emphasis his.)
- K. M. Weiland (@KMWeiland) discusses The Two Conflict-Creating Needs of Every Character. The essential points are that each major character must have more than one need, they need to be present from the beginning, and the needs must be equally important. Les Edgerton (@HookedOnNoir), in his book Hooked, takes a similar approach, but different in one important way: he says the “surface problem” will be less important, but connected to and contribute to, the “story-worthy problem.”
That’s all I’ve got. Think I’ll wait to see if anything else shows up.
Nope. Waited all day. That’s it.