Fundamental Fridays

Action Genre Conventions

Fundamental Fridays

What’s the Genre? Shawn tells us the answer to many of the problems that arise as we plan, draft, and revise our stories can be solved by asking and answering the question, what’s the genre? The global genre is like a utility belt with lots of tools because it’s shorthand for the collection of characteristics… Read more »

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Too Much Information

Fundamental Fridays, Story Grid

In this article we’ll consider what exposition is. We’ll see why we can’t get rid of it altogether, and we’ll learn how brain science can help us understand when to use it and why. At the end, we’ll be a bit step closer to writing novels that glide along on story-rails with the least possible friction.

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More Than a Love Story

Fundamental Fridays, Story Grid

Story Grid and the romance novel It’s February, which means hearts and flowers, wine and chocolate. And for the romance reader, lots of new releases. Have you ever looked at the romance novel section in a bookstore and marveled at its size? Or perhaps you’ve noticed that supermarkets and drugstores seem to always have an… Read more »

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