Photo: The Drake Hotel, Chicago by J. Wilder Bill Every story has a romantic element. The ebb and flow of the arc of a relationship includes scenes where the heroine and the hero share a moment of intimacy, acknowledge their connection, and share the love. The type of romance you love reveals the issues you… Continue reading What’s Your Favorite Type of Romance?
Photo: The Boston Globe by J. Wilder Bill Gestures for Impassioned Storytelling Body Language when described well, can tell the entire story. Gestures reveal what the character is thinking, which oftentimes, you can add depth to his role by having them express the opposite of what he is saying. A way to develop trust with the… Continue reading Writer’s Tips for Heroes with a Heart
Photo: Cathedral of St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland by J. Wilder Bill King’s Envoy is the first novel in the fantasy series, Artesans of Albia, by Cas Peace. An Albian Baron in the fourth dimension sets out to destroy the Artesan craft but first he must gain the power to cross through each realm. Peace shares… Continue reading Cas Peace on Medieval Storytelling
Photo: Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. by J. Wilder Bill Artwork: Clio by Carlo Franzoni, Clock by Simon Willard Authoress, Joyce Sweeney, lives the hero’s journey with her writing. She flourishes as an author by winning the first Delacorte Press Prize for Outstanding First Young Adult Novel, the Silver Medal in the Florida Book Awards, and… Continue reading Joyce Sweeney Rocks the Clock
Photo & Artwork: Manatee by J. Wilder Bill Picture book authoress, Lisa Wheeler, hooks youngsters and their adult readers with snappy poems and ironic plots. With two-dozen published books and international sales, she delivers energetic hip-hop with jazzy beats. Energy bursts from her prose. She spreads happiness in millions of lives by the use of… Continue reading Wacky Wheeler Hooks
Photo: Harry's Vanishing Teacup by J. Wilder Bill A stimulating plot consists of twists and turns, ups and downs, highs and lows – all accomplished by variety in the types of scenes. Intentionally distinguish the purpose of each scene to avoid repetition in the pacing of your storyline. The following are a selection of scenes… Continue reading Clarify the Scenes
Photo: Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans by J. Wilder Bill Endings can make or break an entire story. We’ve all heard about the protagonist’s motivation dictating his actions. His motivation shapes the plot and determines the big finale of the story. Whether you’re a plotter with an outline, or a panster with a completed first draft, once… Continue reading A Humdinger Ending