Dialogue is a different kind of conversation. It's a way of exploring and understanding information and ideas. When practiced, it draws on and uses the wisdom of everyone involved.It is easier to cr...
You've started your book. You have the basic idea of what you plan to write (genre and length) and understand the conflict with which your characters will deal. But to be intriguing, your characters ...
Backstory is the building of a fictional life for a fictional character that's plausible, believable and provides a "factual" basis for the character's behavior. It can be short but seems to work best...
A logline is a basic summary of what a script is about. They're used all day long by agents, producers and development executives to quickly describe what they've got or what they want.Just as a trail...
One of the best ways to enliven nonfiction is by "borrowing" techniques used in fiction. This includes, when appropriate, opening with a high-action scene, building suspense, using plenty of "showing"...
Sick of the whole "new economy" thing? It was a bit overdone in the 90's… But there is some relevance to the "new economy" as we navigate continuing economic shifts. I'm not an economist, so this isn'...
Imagine a world where everyone spoke their truth.If that stirs up an, "Oh my Gosh, I couldn't do that!" feeling or a belief that the world would be full of rude people, read on. It's because of repre...
We hear it time and time again, in all the writing advice books and columns:Show, don't tell.But sometimes that's easier said than done, especially for new writers. So how do we identify the differen...
Dialogue: an exchange of ideas, opinions, information, experiences or assumptions on a particular issue.Consider the long list of companies that have lost zillions in shareholder funds because of plum...
Have you ever wondered about the true cost is exacted by the people in your company who regularly leave bad relationship tracks? According to a recent report, almost 80% of employees believe, to para...