Simplify Your Plot With Four Basic Questions

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I had an extremely frustrating experience with the very first playwriting class I took. There are many reasons for this, but that’s a subject for another blog post (or a novel… either way). However, just because I didn’t have a Continue reading Simplify Your Plot With Four Basic Questions

Writing Exercise: Get To Know Your Characters

If you are working on any sort of story–whether it’s a play, a short story, a novel, or even a narrative poem–it’s definitely important to think about¬†character.¬† For me, characters are what make the story. Sure, I love cool plots Continue reading Writing Exercise: Get To Know Your Characters

Confession: I Respect Stephenie Meyer

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This is a re-post from my blog over at http://saracrawford.net but I thought it was appropriate given how involved I’ve been in the world of YA fiction lately. Above is a picture of me holding an apple in front of Continue reading Confession: I Respect Stephenie Meyer