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Selection of writing craft books

Writing Wednesdays: Crafty inspiration!

I put together a workshop recently, and in doing so, I pulled (and culled) some of my craft books.  Today, I thought I’d share with you some of my favorites for crafty inspiration! All are great for different reasons, but if you’re new to writing, I suggest reading Goal, Motivation, Conflict (though it’s also great if […]

Indiana Jones and the status quo

I’ve been listening to some tapes on story craft, and something in one of them recently struck me. In a nutshell, the instructor was talking about the first act, and how in the set-up, we see the hero in their ordinary life–the status quo. Then, per the Hero’s Journey, Joseph Campbell, Vogler, and basic story […]

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