Depth in Fiction, Part Three: Density of Paper vs. Density of Story

This article is the third in a five part series about the skill of adding depth to fiction. Parts One and Two may be read here and here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW8MO4jAUH0 With gratitude to the incomparable David Breitenbeck for introducing this author to the video above, we turn to today’s subject. Having discussed the need for “magic” … Continue reading Depth in Fiction, Part Three: Density of Paper vs. Density of Story

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Depth in Fiction, Part Two: Adding Subtext through Archetypes, Poetry, Music, and Religion

This article is the second in a five part series about the skill of adding depth to fiction. Part One may be read here. Last week we focused on how to keep the “magic” in a story. This is, as previously stated, the tip of an iceberg-sized issue rampant throughout modern fiction. Now the question … Continue reading Depth in Fiction, Part Two: Adding Subtext through Archetypes, Poetry, Music, and Religion

Depth in Fiction, Part One: The Desperate Need for Magic, Myth, and Mystery

This article is the first in a five part series about the skill of adding depth to fiction. ‘The mind that thought of light, heavy, grey, yellow, still, swift also conceived of magic that would make heavy things light and able to fly, turn grey lead into yellow gold, and the still rock into a swift water. If it could do … Continue reading Depth in Fiction, Part One: The Desperate Need for Magic, Myth, and Mystery

Reposted: Plot, Character, and Theme: The Greatest Love Triangle in Fiction

Check out this amazing article from K. M. Weiland, readers: Once upon a time, Character fell in love with Plot. Right from the start, it was a stormy relationship. There was passion, there was romance, there were epic stakes. And conflict? Puh-lenty. Sometimes they were pretty sure they couldn’t live with each other a moment … Continue reading Reposted: Plot, Character, and Theme: The Greatest Love Triangle in Fiction

Reposted: 7 Things to Try When Writing Is Hard

Today I once again leave you in K. M. Weiland's capable hands, readers. With any luck I will have my own Vocational Vivication posts up again soon. For now, though, please enjoy this article from Ms. Weiland's site: 7 Things to Try When Writing Is Hard FEBRUARY 25, 2019 by K.M. WEILAND | @KMWEILAND 102 COMMENTSWRITER'S HELP   … Continue reading Reposted: 7 Things to Try When Writing Is Hard

Reposted: 7 Things Your Character Is Hiding

This week I leave you again in the capable hands of a different author for you Vocational Vivication, readers. More of my own posts will be coming at some point in the future. For now, please enjoy Ms. Publisher's article linked below: Being able to write realistic, consistent, multi-dimensional characters is vital to gaining reader … Continue reading Reposted: 7 Things Your Character Is Hiding