By: Writer’s Digest, David Corbett, Award Winning Author and Guest Columnist, Author of The Art of Character The difference between writing emotion and writing feeling is more one of degree than kind. Feeling is emotion that has been habituated and refined; it is understood and can be used deliberately. I know how I feel about … More Emotion vs. Feeling: How to Evoke More from Readers
I am reblogging this post for good reason. I am reading books, lately, that don’t seem to have cogent descriptions and left me wondering: what’s it all about? How interesting and telling are most book descriptions? Most are not at all. Maybe there should be professional book description writers. Reading a book description … More Deciphering Book Descriptions
Why does Steve Bannon want to “burn down our form of government to the ground?” By Steve Bannon’s definition, it means doing away with our democratic system of government. With words like nationalism, populism, and his strong belief in Eurasian, the writing is on the wall, literally. Eurasian means a system of authoritarian government that … More BURNING DOWN THE SYSTEM TO THE GROUND?
I believe that in order to tell a story well, it depends most specifically on a point of view. What Point-of-View do you think meets your style of writing most often or does it all depend on the story you are writing? Today’s post includes excerpts from What’s the Story? Building … More Point of View
I think, “reading is such a game changer. With every book I read, I feel changed somewhat, meaning, I have been added to or subtracted from some thought or notion. Beyond that notion, I have learned something important. I am never filled up—nor am I ever emptied.” The following are a few great … More A Glimpse into the Philosophy of Reading
Today, President Trump reorganized the National Security Council by elevating his chief strategist Steve Bannon and demoting the Director of National Intelligence and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. They will only be invited to sit at the table when Steve Bannon deems it necessary. Erasmus, http://www.economist.com, writes” It’s a fair … More Steve Bannon’s Idea for America: Eurasianism
Literary Style in Storytelling Posted by Melissa Donovan on December 13, 2016 · https://www.writingforward.com/storytelling/literary-style-in-storytelling What’s your literary style?Today’s post includes excerpts from What’s the Story? Building Blocks for Fiction Writing, chapter five: “Narrative Style, Voice, and Tone.” Enjoy! Literary style is the aesthetic quality of a work of literature—the distinct voice that makes each … More Literary Style in Storytelling
“If Donald Trump can undercut America’s trust in all media, he then starts to own them and can start to literally implant his own version of reality.” http://www.nbcnews.com/health/mental-health/some-experts-say-trump-team-s-falsehoods-are-classic-gaslighting-n711021 “The behavior has all the signs of “gaslighting”, says clinical psychologist Bryant Welch, who wrote a 2008 book entitled “State of Confusion: Political Manipulation and the Assault … More The GasLighting of America!
Writer’s Digest Guest Post by Elizabeth Sims says: No matter what sort of character name you’re pursuing, heed common sense and follow these seven tips to make sure you pick the best names possible for your story. What’s in a character’s name? Everything! Check root meanings. It’s better to call a character Caleb, which means “faithful” or … More The 7 Rules of Picking Names for Fictional Characters
“The Merchant’s Pearl,” by author, Amie O’brien, is a stunningly written historical romance about life in the waning days of the Ottoman Empire and the life of harem slaves. The main characters, Prince Emre and his concubine, Leila, one of many among his concubines and wives, begin to fall deeply … More The Merchant’s Pearl