Tag Archives: structure

Teaching Turkeys to Fly

“More than half, maybe two-thirds of my life as a writer is rewriting. I wouldn’t say I have a talent that’s special. It strikes me that I have an unusual kind of stamina.” – John Irving. Congratulations, you wrote a first draft. You are a novelist, a screenwriter, a playwright, a storyteller…by God, a writer. […]

The Aesthetic Tragedy

“Behind every exquisite thing that ever existed, there was something tragic.” ~ Oscar Wilde I am a visual person.  When it comes to structure, I like paragraphs that look good on a page.  I don’t want them to be too long, or too short.  I despise too little dialogue, or too much.  I want a delicate […]