“If someone tells you writing is easy, he is either lying or I hate him.” —Farley Mowat

Friday, January 29, 2016

Writing to Workshop: Week 3

Here is the work for workshopping in Week 3

1. Kassandra. Excerpt 2 (New work begins Chapter 2)

2. Ross. Excerpt Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

3. Janet Chapter 2

4. Justin D. Chapter 2

5. Janice. Part 2

6. Maryann Part 1

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Hero's Journey

This is kind of annoying but funny and a great explanation of the elements of The Hero's Journey:

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Writing to Workshop for Week 2

If I've done this correctly—and there is a first time for everything—you should be able to click on the links and download or open the files below. I'll add more links as people send in their work.

So here goes.

1. Kassandra's novel excerpt 1

2. Janet's novel excerpt 1

3. Benny's novel excerpt 1

4. Justin's novel: part 1, part 2, part 3

5. Janice: excerpt 1 (Prologue)

On first sentences

The blog post knew things would never be the same. Not after this. Here is a good little article on the historical rise of first sentences and what they do.