Writing Lessons from the World Series (Reblog from Dan Alatorre)

Last night's game was insane. While watching it, I commented several times that no book or movie had ever made me feel the same sort of tension. Dan Alatorre has written a great post on how a writer can apply the same elements to drive tension and drama in a story. If you haven't followed his blog, yet you are definitely missing out.

Failure Makes the Best Stories

Think of a try/fail cycle as a problem solving process. First, the character must try to do something and they will either succeed or fail. It seems pretty straightforward but a true try/fail cycle is not simply...