Book Review: Seeking Unseen, by Kat Heckenbach

A lot of water has gone under the bridge since this book was released. Released in 2012, that makes it seven years to be exact. I haven’t done justice to some of my writing friends by putting off reading their books, but I’ve recently made a commitment not only to read more, but to purpose […]

GUEST – Sarah Gorman – In Defense of Fanfiction for Young Writers

Today, welcome guest blogger–novelist, screenwriter, literary agent, editor, and fanfiction veteran–Sarah Gorman! In Defense of Fanfiction for Young Writers I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: writing fanfiction is an immensely creative and uplifting resource for young writers. I cannot truly express how helpful writing fanfiction, posting it online, and receiving feedback was […]

Book review: Finding Angel, by Kat Heckenbach

After what seems like an eternity (almost two years), I finally finished Finding Angel by my friend and editor Kat Heckenbach. And now I owe her a review. I owe others reviews too and I intend to get to those quite soon. Kat would scold me if I wasn’t honest in this review, because after all […]

Story Building Mastery 9 – Episodic Reduction

Episodic Reduction RETURN TO MENU ARTICLE If you read the previous article on Micro Stories, then grasping the concept of Episodic Reduction should be very simple. It also helps to remember the Five Stage Plot, though not necessarily required. What is Episodic Reduction? It is the reduction of the overall plot into self-contained episodes. Each […]