Creative Writing 101: Building Tension

Mar 29. 2018 |   Posted By: admin

One thing that I've learned is never to build tension or heighten without releasing it. That's like sending the reader/audience off holding the bag -- putting the onus on them to finish off the [ Read More ]

Creative Writing 101: Brainstorming: Part 2

Mar 29. 2018 |   Posted By: admin

When it comes to brainstorming, you can't beat, pummel, and thrash an idea into existence. The more you force, the more you restrict the creative juices from flowing freely. I stumbled upon a brainsto [ Read More ]

Creative Writing 101: Addicted to Writing

Mar 29. 2018 |   Posted By: admin

I often wonder why I am so addicted to writing. If I'm being honest with myself, I would have to admit that my ideas drive me to it. At any given moment, I have wild ideas scrambling around inside my [ Read More ]

Creative Writing 101: We are like Icebergs

Mar 29. 2018 |   Posted By: admin

People are like icebergs. What you see above the surface is but ten percent of who we really are. The rest of us, the ninety percent that is really interesting and exciting - the bulk of our true pers [ Read More ]

Creative Writing 101: Use Your Life Experience

Mar 29. 2018 |   Posted By: admin

Life experience is what makes each person unique and different. For no man sees the same events in the same order in his life. One man sees death younger than another. One man knows love quicker than [ Read More ]

Creating Writing 101: Create a Character!

Mar 29. 2018 |   Posted By: admin

Create a character that will want something or not want something with all the yearning in the world. Then give him his marching orders and send him of. Then follow as fast as you can go. The c [ Read More ]

Creative Writing 101: Finding the Inner Child

Mar 29. 2018 |   Posted By: admin

From an ever-roaming curiosity in all the arts, whether it be the worst rendition of Shakespeare or the enthralling Broadway spectacular, "Hamilton," there is always something to be learned -- truths [ Read More ]