Curiosity is the engine of art. The desire to know or learn and the desire to create come together in the best writing. Probably the two defining questions for the writer are 'what if?' and 'what happens next?' To which Lisa Cron would add 'and so?' (read her book Wired for Story to find out… Continue reading And then what if…?
"A story is the shaping of experience that let's us know there is movement in time from an initial starting point, through a development, to a place where it stops. Every story is a pilgrimage, just as every human life is a pilgrimage - coming from somewhere, moving somewhere, ending somewhere. A good story, properly… Continue reading A Great and Interesting Story
Gorgeous sentences, breath-taking images, metaphors that lead to a flash of insight... there are all great things. But are they the most important? Go read the series Lisa Cron is running at her site, Wired for Story, "Everything You Learned About Writing is Wrong." At first, it bothered me. I love great writing, but she… Continue reading the primacy of story