What stories do you tell yourself?

About a week ago, I had the pleasure of attending a storytelling workshop at CBS with Ryan Gattis of Chapman University.  He spoke about five essentials to create immersive fiction. Basically those include arousing the audience’s curiosity, subverting expectations and using the way we process information to the writer’s advantage. He recommended a few books,Continue reading “What stories do you tell yourself?”

all in all you’ve hit the wall

What are some of the reasons for stopping? In his book (which I recommend) on writing, IMMEDIATE FICTION, Jerry Cleaver makes the case for conflict and continually raising the stakes: “Happy lives make lousy novels…. If the characters are having a good time, the reader is not.” What if, on the other hand, it’s about youContinue reading “all in all you’ve hit the wall”