Make a Long Story Short: Flash Fiction as a Writing Tool

There is much to be said for sitting down with a huge book and savoring it for days or weeks on end. I enjoy meeting a cast of interesting characters, exploring the world and setting, and marveling in the myriad, intricate storylines and subplots the author weaves together into a grand tapestry. I’m constantly in … Continue reading Make a Long Story Short: Flash Fiction as a Writing Tool

Building Blocks of Character, part 2

This is the second installment of a two-part series on creating strong characters, based on principles discussed in the The Art of Character by David Corbett. Part one focused on: Sources for character inspiration; The protagonist’s driving need or end goal; and Using our own emotional lives to better understand our characters. Now, in part … Continue reading Building Blocks of Character, part 2