The Synopsis: A Powerful Tool

A synopsis distills the key messages, themes, and direction of a story.  Have you ever tried to condense the plot of a novel into one page?  How about one or two sentences?  It’s hard.  Really hard.  The first time I … Continue reading

Write for Those You’ll Impact

Today, I’m prepared to delve into the emotional side of writing.  It’s my homage to the holiday.  Valentine’s Day, at least in our culture, has been dedicated to red paper hearts, flowers, creme-filled chocolates, expensive dinners and anything else you can … Continue reading

Music Calms the Savage Breast…and Whets the Creative Knife

Give a song lyric and a one sentence pitch for what your story is about.  This was the prompt that lead me to enter the writing contest hosted by Larry Brooks at www.Storyfix.com The idea inspired me.  Writing contests are great practice for … Continue reading