Flash Tip: A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words

  Alida shows you why a picture is worth 1000 words in this week’s flash tip. Tips are taking the rest of the year off so I can spend more time enjoying the holidays. See you in...

The One Question

  This week, I tell you the one question you should ask of every scene you...

Flash Tip: Info Dumps

  This week Alida talks about the Dread Info Dump. Alida will be taking a few weeks away from the video writing tips to focus on getting the Story Works Guide to Writing Point of View into your hands. In the meantime, listen to the Story Works Round Table Podcast for...

Character Motivation

This week, I talk about how deep you need to go to find your character’s motivation and why it matters to your reader.

Flash Tip: Ups & downs

  This week, I talk about the importance of ups and downs in your plot, for your protagonist and your reader! Don’t take the “try-fail cycle” totally to heart, because ss in life: you win some; you lose some. I explain why your hero should win some...

Flash Tip: Typecasting Minor Characters

  Today, I discuss the benefits of using types when you need to fill a minor character’s role. Those characters who don’t need much development, because they don’t garner much ink on the page, beg the question, how do I make them colorful, fun, or...

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