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
I’m a writer, and of all the methods and approaches I’ve studied about the craft, Story Grid is the one that makes the most sense to me because of its simplicity and scalability. I’m also a Story Grid Editor, because I believe that good writers are made, not born. I’d like to show you one … Continue reading Using the Foolscap to Draft Your Next Novel
By: Shelley Sperry and Julie Blair, Story Grid Editors Did you just stay up until midnight every day in November to wring out 50,000 (or 20,000 or 80,000) words for your NaNoWriMo project? Or are you almost finished with a first draft of a memoir or family history you’ve been sweating over for years? If … Continue reading Beyond NaNoWriMo: What Do You Do Next?
I've been a storyteller since I was a kid (perhaps "embellisher of truth" is a more accurate description). We had a stand-up Show & Tell in 2nd grade and, well, I was always a Teller. I would regale my classmates with tales of my adventures on my grandparents' farm - the soft noses of horses … Continue reading We are all Storytellers