Orson Scott Card’s Characters & Viewpoint offers an in-depth look at inventing, constructing, and performing characters in fiction writing. To this end, he makes a distinction between writing and storytelling– a relationship he likens to composer and performer, screenwriter and actor. Continue reading “Characters & Viewpoint: A Review”
If writing screenplay interests you, you really need to check out Robin U. Russin’s and William Missouri Downs’ book, Screenplay. Continue reading “Screenplay: Writing the Picture Review”
“Where then is the evil? The evil, Khitain told himself, is everywhere, a pervasive thing that slips and slides between the atoms of the air we breathe. It is a universal corruption in which we all participate.” ~Robert Silverberg Continue reading “Writing Monsters: A Review”
“So where do the ideas—the salable ideas—come from? They come from my nightmares. Not the night-time variety, as a rule, but the ones that hide justbeyond the doorway that separates the conscious from the unconscious.” Stephen King Continue reading “On Writing Horror: A Review”
To understand people, to write about them, and to read about them is endlessly engaging. When we unravel their psychological puzzles, we ultimately shed light on our own lives. ~Edelstein
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