Taming the Wild NaNo #amwriting

That’s what I’m doing this year. I’ve “won” NaNo several years, ending up with a bunch of rough drafts that I’ve been too busy to finish. So, this year, I’m Taming the Wild NaNo: taking one of those manuscripts and … Continue reading

Basic Elements of Fiction #amwriting

There are three basic elements of fiction: Plot, Characterization, and Dialog. Elements of Fiction PLOT — what happens and why. E. M. Forster says, “‘The king died and then the queen died’” is a story. ‘The king died, and then … Continue reading

Poetry For Prose #amwriting

Long ago, I taught a class on forms of writing. One class was on poetry. The briefest glance at anything I post on here as “poetry” will tell you I’m not very good at it. NEVERTHELESS, I both enjoy poetry … Continue reading

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