Lisa Thurston

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Master The Art Of Social Storytelling With These 3 Lessons From StyleHaul’s CEO

StyleHaul CEO Stephanie Horbaczewski has made social storytelling a pillar of her business. Here’s how you can, too.<p>When we talked to her nearly three years ago, StyleHaul CEO Stephanie Horbaczewski was banking on a big investment: her own shoppable video player.<p>StyleHaul, the digital fashion and …

Some of the Greatest Writers of Dialogue (And What We Can Learn From Them)

It’s a sad fact that, in fiction, characters occasionally have to speak. That speech can be stilted, boring, and utilitarian, or it can be something …

How to Choose POV in Fiction Writing

Point of View, or POV, is the perspective from which your story is told. The POV you choose depends on many factors including how many main …

6 Tips to Get You Writing (and Keep You There)

I’ve been asked once or twice how it is I’m able to run my editing business, post regularly on my blog, perform my tasks as Story Coordinator and …

Creative Writing

Writing And Editing: Five Problems to Avoid in Your First Novel

<i>The first novel is definitely the hardest! You think you have internalized how a story works as a reader and then you discover there is so much more</i> …

JOSS WHEDON: I find that w…

JOSS WHEDON: I find that when you read a script, or rewrite something, or look at something that’s been gone over, you can tell, like rings on a tree, by how bad it is, how long it’s been in development.<p>NEIL GAIMAN: Yes. It really is this thing of executives loving the smell of their own urine and urinating on things. And then more execs come in, and they urinate. And then the next round. By the end, they have this thing which just smells like pee, and nobody likes it.

I just finished writing my first short story (a murder mystery) and I made my main character a woman

Don’t show them your stories. It’s not very useful criticism for anyone starting out. What’s important is that you just finished writing your first short story. WELL DONE! (Insert an animation of fireworks here.)<p>And you know, I won the Hugo Award for a story that ripped off Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories and H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos. It was fun.

nerdykittenpants:

<b>Today Neil Gaiman re-awoke my artistic heart.</b><p>He spoke at Book Expo America about his two new books that are coming out (<i>Fortunately, The Milk</i> & <i>The Ocean at the end of the Lane</i>) and “Why Fiction is Dangerous. Much of the talk was anecdotal about his reasons behind writing the books.<p>Eloquent as always he described feeling guilty about <i>The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish</i>. The plot of the book centers on how a little boy thought his father was boring and traded him away only to find out …

National Novel Writing Month

Pep Talk from Neil Gaiman<p>Dear NaNoWriMo Author,<p>By now you’re probably ready to give up. You’re past that first fine furious rapture when every …

writeworld.org

5 Tips on Writing Outside Your Gender - Guest Post by Jay Kristoff

<b>Today's guest post is by Jay Kristoff, author of STORMDANCER, a dystopian fantasy set in steampunk fuedal Japan, to be published in Spring 2012</b> …