TL;DR: There is some genius in this theory, and possibly some madness. Every writer should at least understand Dramatica’s four through-lines, its definition of character archetypes, and the two helpful concepts of character resolve and story limit. If you go deeper, prepare to be confused. (more…)
My first experience of “winning” National Novel Writing Month. Includes word count breakdown for the year.
Writing is not the same as producing finished novels! I struggle with being a beginner again.
Something I have been struggling with during the work on my (current) first novel is this: I am very likely producing the worst book I will ever write. Assuming I finish it — which given past history is not a foregone conclusion — suppose I find the whole thing too exhausting to do again? Having…