Tag Archives: Narrative

Stop. Stop. Stop.


Last week I talked about faster and slower scenes, but today I want to focus on the beat. There are a lot of writing guides that define a ‘beat’ as simply one component of the story. A segment of dialogue … Continue reading

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Tell me a Story


So you have your idea for the story. You have some notion about the sort of conflicts you want to reveal along the way, but there’s a lot more work to do before you get started. And the first thing … Continue reading

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