Tag Archive | Story Engineering

Surprises While Plotting

I’ve been having a lot fun plotting my latest idea and I think I’m around the halfway part of it or the mid-point. As defined by Larry Brooks, author of Story Engineering: New information that enters the story squarely in the middle of it, that changes the contextual experience and understanding of either the reader, […]

Stupid Word Love: Volume 2

I’m not the only one writing stupid words. There’s tons! Way more than any mortal mind can consume, so I present the best of the best. Last week, Time magazine’s cover story made the internet blow up and Amber West’s, Motherhood: It’s Not a Competition was exactly the right response. It’s particularly good because it […]

My Training as an Engineer Thus Far #ROW80 Update

My Goal: Read two chapters of Story Engineering a day until I finish it. Test my grasp of those lessons on my WIP and short stories. Things are still very GOOD. I’ve kept up with my reading of Story Engineering. Right now I’m in a large section breaking down character into three specific dimensions which […]

Represent #ROW80 Update

Okay, I’m going to be adjusting my goals. Let me explain. I’m in the last three or four chapters of my book and I’ve been getting writing done towards them. Writing I like. Mighty writing. Some days are tougher than others, but that’s par for the course especially for a newbie like me. Despite my […]

Gotta Eat That Frog #ROW80 Update

My Goal: Finish revising my friggin’ book already! The road to my goal: 250-500 words on workdays and 500-1000 on my days off. The sometimes detour when I get stuck: Plot the next book. It’s Tuesday as I write this and at long last, I’VE GOTTEN SOME WRITING DONE! Maybe I’ll get more done by […]