Back Yard, Backyard, or Back-Yard?
Which is correct? Backyard, back yard, or back-yard?Read More
The Heroic Journey, Part 19: The Point of No Return
Just before the Midpoint, it appears the Hero’s going to pull it off, achieve the goal. But at the midpoint of the novel, and the midpoint of Act II, something happens that results in an apparently devastating reversal of the Hero’s fortune.Read More
The Heroic Journey 15: The Shape of Your Hero
My trip to the U.K. has posed more difficulties than I expected in keeping up with the blog. My …Read More
The Heroic Journey 11: Finding the Premise
Let’s say we want to write about Milt, teacher who’s burned out on his job and wants to rediscover his passion. He quits his job, buys a camper, and starts driving across America.
In Tennessee, Milt meets a poor, old lady who’s about to lose her house to developers…Read More