The Power of Classic Story Structure

What is good story structure and why is it important? A story based on classic story structure is one where you have readers wanting to know what happens next, while taking your main character on an emotional and spiritual journey of change. The events of a well structure story link the external and internal journey of your main character, thus cr


Harnessing the Power of Creative Tension

Writing a novel or screenplay is an art and a craft that requires writers to go outside their comfort zone and understand the challenges of the creative process.

To fully harness your creative potential, it is essential to grasp the subtleties of the creative process and understand how at first, elements of the craft of writing and storytelling can often feel counter-intuitive or counter-instinctive.


How to Write the First Draft of Your Novel or Screenplay in Ten Months

Some Key Lessons from the 10-Month Novel & Script First Draft Process

Writing a successful novel or screenplay that resonates with readers doesn’t happen by accident. It is an art and a craft that takes time to master. As John Tullius, author and founder of the Maui Writers’ Conference, said, “I don’t care how talented you are. It’s not about contacting your muse. Success comes from taking the time to learn the craft.”

There are many different facets that go into the process of completing a story. Broadly speaking, they are – planning, writing, re-writing and editing. One mistake many aspiring writers make when starting out is that they mix the tasks up and find it very hard to move forward to completion.


Keeping Your Reader Turning the Page

In fiction, particularly commercial fiction, the most important thing is to keep your reader turning the pages. This is what the art and craft of writing fiction is all about.

As the English novelist, E.M. Forster said in his book Aspects of the Novel, a story “… has only one merit: that of making an audience want to know what happens next. And conversely it can only have one fault: that of making the audience not want to know what happens next.”


The Pathway to Unlocking Your Creativity

Writing is very much an art and a craft.

Good writing doesn’t just happen because you were handed the talent from above.