Anne Greenwood Brown provides additional tips on how to plot a novel. As the story begins, start with an image of normal life so that the reader can see that what happens after the inciting incident takes place is abnormal. The inciting incident that sends the protagonist(s) on their new trajectory needs to be a […]
Anne Greenwood Brown describes the modern story arc and illustrates it with a plot diagram that explains what the contemporary reader/audience/listener expects. Whether screenplay, audio play, novel or short story, plot follows a basic format: The exposition at the beginning tells what life is like before the story starts, sets an opening image and often […]
Stillwater Native American Parent Advisory CommitteeOnline Resources for Educators, Parents and FamiliesDecember 2017EducationMinnesota Department of Education, Indian Educationhttp://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/indian/The Minnesota Department of Education, Office of Indian Education, provides information, resources, support and oversight to district, charter, and tribal contract schools throughout the state of Minnesota…Our goal is to provide meaningful, intentional, and targeted educational opportunities to […]
Plot emerges out of the actions of characters, and author Andy Hueller provides tips on how to develop conflict to make your novel a page-turning experience. Andy Hueller has written several titles including HOW I GOT RICH WRITING C PAPERS, SKIPPING STONES, DIZZY FANTASTIC and SLINGERS.
Student hosts Rebecca and Jill consider the Harry Potter series and explain how J.K. Rowling builds both internal and external conflict into her stories. Warning: huge spoiler alert. Don’t listen to unless you’ve read the series. 🙂
Author David Arndt provides insight on how to write dialogue in a historical setting and shares the steps his book Grimm Patriot advanced through to develop from paper pad to published novel.
Young adult author Anne Greenwood Brown shares her creative process and gives her number one tip for revising a story. In her first draft, Anne explains, “basically, everyone is walking around naked on an empty stage.” As a young adult author, Anne Greenwood Brown has written GIRL LAST SEEN and the LIES BENEATH series.
Editor Traci Post discusses the role of an editor as an advocate for the book and details the three stages of editing including 1) developmental (working on the structure of the novel; 2) copyediting (grammar and word choice) and 3) proofreading (final review)