Master Plots

Ronald B. Tobias wrote a great book in which he looks at twenty plots that he calls “master plots” – ones that are used time and time again, with great success. If you want to find out exactly what that means and how to use it in creating your own stories, you will have to […]

NaNoWriMo

Hope you’re with me on this one! Let me know how yours is going …. here’s to 50 000 words in the next month.

Apps and stuff

These are apps I enjoy working with  and that I have found helpful. Feel free to give more suggestions in the comments below! Mindmeister Found this on Google Chrome. It is amazingly easy for mindmapping. Endless extension possibilities on a freemium model.Functions on all platforms You start from a central node, and then add attaching […]

What My Parents Could Not Teach Me About Writing

Although writing is still writing and storytellers will be with us forever, there are some things that have changed. Things my parents could probably not have imagined. 1.  The World Is Your Oyster We are so used to chatting to friends on Facebook and Twitter that we don’t even stop to think how wonderfully insane […]

birthday wishes and otherwise

for all my american friends: know that i remembered. that today is a different kind of day. i hope you remembered, or were reminded. not of the impossible mindlessness of what happened. not of the anguish of being powerless to save lives and restore innocence. but remembered those who are with you still. remembered to […]

Baking Words

I was watching an old sci-fi series (must confess I am nervous to say which one, as it would place me on a side of the divide – either loved by rabid fans or scoffed by intellectual superiors) and spent half the time mildly amused at the way future technology was imagined. Especially the voice-activated […]