Reposted: Story Theory and the Quest for Meaning

Take a look at this intriguing piece by K.M. Weiland, readers! Story Theory and the Quest for Meaning Story has been our constant companion throughout the journey of human existence. Why is that? Modern audiences are inundated and entranced by advanced storytelling. But stories have been with us from as far back as we can … Continue reading Reposted: Story Theory and the Quest for Meaning

Reposted: 3 Character Arcs in the Karpman Drama Triangle

Take a look at this intriguing article by K.M. Weiland: 3 Character Arcs in the Karpman Drama Triangle Drama presents something of an interesting conundrum. On the one hand, drama is the essence of story. Without it and its inherent dissonance, conflict, and stakes, there really isn’t much to a story. As writers and readers, we love drama. … Continue reading Reposted: 3 Character Arcs in the Karpman Drama Triangle

Reposted: 7 Steps to Stop Overthinking Your Writing

Check out this great piece by K.M. Weiland, readers: 7 Steps to Stop Overthinking Your Writing It’s a question I’ve received countless times from readers over the years—and one I’ve found myself asking of late as well: How do you stop overthinking your writing? Writers are often known as thinkers. Indeed, we’re often proud of … Continue reading Reposted: 7 Steps to Stop Overthinking Your Writing

Reposted: The Midpoint as the Swivel Point of Your Story’s Linked Structure

Check out this piece by K.M. Weiland, readers: The Midpoint as the Swivel Point of Your Story’s Linked Structure The “saggy middle” of a story is one of the biggest challenges writers face. The Second Act is twice as long as the other two acts and yet is often less clearly defined. What’s a writer … Continue reading Reposted: The Midpoint as the Swivel Point of Your Story’s Linked Structure

Reposted: The Crucial Link Between Your Story’s Inciting Event and Climactic Moment

Take a look at this great article by K.M. Weiland, readers: The Crucial Link Between Your Story’s Inciting Event and Climactic Moment We talk about story being an arc, but in many ways it is more of a circle. A well-constructed story is a seamless whole in which its two halves reflect each other. We … Continue reading Reposted: The Crucial Link Between Your Story’s Inciting Event and Climactic Moment

Reposted: Afraid to Let Anyone Read Your Writing? 5 Steps to Move Past Your Fears

​Check out this amazing piece by K. M. Weiland, readers: Afraid to Let Anyone Read Your Writing? 5 Steps to Move Past Your Fears One of the best things about writing is being read. Unfortunately, that can also be one of the scariest things. When you’re just starting out, it can feel like a huge jump to … Continue reading Reposted: Afraid to Let Anyone Read Your Writing? 5 Steps to Move Past Your Fears

Reposted: 4 Ways to Write Sequel Scenes to Grip Readers

Check out this great piece by K.M. Weiland, readers! 4 Ways to Write Sequel Scenes to Grip Readers Scene structure asks for a one-two punch pairing of action and reaction—or as Dwight V. Swain named them in what has come to be considered “classic” scene structure, scene and sequel. The need to write sequel scenes, … Continue reading Reposted: 4 Ways to Write Sequel Scenes to Grip Readers

Reposted: 7 Misconceptions About Being a Writer

​Check out this great piece by K.M. Weiland, readers! Like any good story, the writing life is a tale of deceptive depth. At first glance, it offers up a shiny, artsy, fun cover. Become a Writer! its title beckons, and its first chapters lure us in by fulfilling all these initial promises. But the deeper we get, … Continue reading Reposted: 7 Misconceptions About Being a Writer