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Subtext: There’s Something Else in There Under the Words

By on Friday, Feb 28, 2014 | 4 comments

After you've got your fast draft down, it's time to start thinking of adding subtext to your story.So what exactly is it?Subtext is craft under-the-craft. It's what you, the author, consciously does to manipulate your story to keep your reader excited about your story. It's tension above and beyond what you are creating with your plot.Subtext is [...]

Does Routine Unleash Creativity?

By on Monday, Feb 3, 2014 | 8 comments

I 've been wondering if there is some way to enhance creativity. To free your mind so that it can imagine endless scenarios and ideas that would make plotting easier.Easier? That's funny. I'm old enough to know nothing, absolutely nothing, in life is easy.(Well, maybe for some people but I'm just talking about most of [...]