I love sketchnoting and I'm a huge bullet journal nerd so I thought I'd combine those things with storycraft, something else I'm crazy about. This is what happened!
I apply the Story Grid Editor's Six Core Questions to one of my favorite Talking Animal fantasies.
Except that it is. In the Story Grid universe, we editors talk a lot about genre. Genre defines the core of a story. Genre is how the writer meets reader expectations. From it we derive conventions and obligatory scenes. In a very real sense, genre is the heart of the Story Grid method. According to … Continue reading Fantasy is not a genre
Someone asked me, "Why do you call your website Rags to Written?" Aside from the fact that it has a good ring to it, the phrase suggests a transformation from unfinished to complete, from tattered to done. It encapsulates a writer's journey and it is, in and of itself, a story. In a sense, it … Continue reading Rags to Written
I'm always awed by the enthusiasm of writers this time of year. Whether you're a pantser or plotter or somewhere in between, right now - RIGHT NOW - you stand on the cusp of inspired creativity. During the course of the next 30 days, you will be changed. Some of us will have 50,000+ words … Continue reading All NaNo’s Eve