Tagged: creative-writing

There’s no planet M

“And then the earth, the world, the planet, the galaxy, and the entire solar system went crazy.” Robert Ludlum Did you ever hear of the book – men are from Mars, women are from Venus? You probably did, if you’ve had relationship troubles and needed a book to understand your partner. But during your weird shower moments, you might have thought – can men ever be from Mars? Can they...

There’s only ONE genre in fiction… 

“Don’t classify me, read me. I’m a writer, not a genre.” Carlos Fuentes  Making a choice is all about marketing nowadays. To choose means to limit your options, but in the same time – the opportunity to catch an agent or publisher, because when they are ‘buying’ your novel – they are buying a platform for the future books in the similar genre, they are buying ‘sameness’ (or analogy) and...

Reality is NOT what it seems

Based on the book ‘Reality is not what it seems’, Carlo Rovelli “But, said Alice, if the world has absolutely no sense, who’s stopping us from inventing one?” Lewis Caroll  Nothing in this world is more difficult than understanding what the world really is… I am sitting in my chair, drinking warm Kissel. Am I real? “My dear, reality is a question of perspective,” – you’d say. Then what is...

Secrets are…the very root of cool. William Gibson

The most important highlights from the e-book (read this morning, very quickly) – Art & Craft of Writing: Secret Advice for Writers by Victoria Mixon. E-book is free.  1. Meaningless dialog doesn’t count. “Good morning. How are you?” “I’m fine. How are you?” “I’m fine. Did you get my email?” “Yes, I got your email. Did you get my answer?” “Yes, I responded.” You know what our reader wants to know? What’s...

What makes a great hero?

We are all ordinary. We are all boring. We are all spectacular. We are all shy. We are all bold. We are all heroes. It just depends on the day…Brad Meltzer Epic heroes are created from a combination of things. What kind of the combination you use when you have to create the character for your story?  The first step in making a character great is to imagine it in...