How to write a book

7 Ways To Outline A Plot: The Ultimate Infographic

There are many ways to create a plot outline for your novel. "Outlines can be: 50-page detailed plans A reworking of The Hero’s Journey A simple series of index cards with a list of characters, major scenes and sequels Structured timelines A series of character questionnaires showing…

3 Secrets To Simplicity In Your Writing Process

We often speak about the power of writing simply. We understand how that translates on the page, in the written work. What we don’t often speak about is how simplicity in the process of writing is just as important. For me, I know I waste…
e.e. cummings - on being nobody-but-yourself

e.e. cummings – on being nobody-but-yourself

Edward Estlin Cummings, known as e.e. cummings (born 14 October 1894, and died 3 September 1962) was an American poet, painter, essayist, and playwright. His work includes more than 900 poems, several plays and essays, numerous drawings, sketches, and paintings, as well as two novels. He…

6-Stage Plot Structure For Successful Storytelling

Michael Hauge has created a formula around the five turning points and six stages you need to write a good story. Eduardo L. Lozano created this infographic - The Six Stage Plot Structure - illustrating Hauge's formula for writing successful screenplays. We think that you can use this…

Perfect Moments – How Do You See The World Around You?

It was too hot to sleep last night. I took a walk down to the corner petrol station to buy some cold Coke. Maybe because I was relaxed, I started to notice my surroundings. The empty park bench under a dim yellow streetlight drew its silhouette on the…

We are made of stories

We tell ourselves stories in order to live. ~Joan Didion Storytelling is as old as time. Fables, myths and fairy tales are passed from generation to generation. We are always looking for meaning and ways to explain the things that happen to us. Telling a…

Active vs Passive

Have you ever wondered why you can stay up all night reading a novel, but when it comes to a textbook, you are asleep in one point two paragraphs? I can almost guarantee you that it has something to do with active voice versus passive…
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