Category Archives: writing

Writing Advice on When to Plan and When to Fly by the Seat of the Pants

Aspiring fiction writers who research how to write a novel will very quickly run into two main approaches to plotting a work of fiction. The first plotting technique takes a formal approach that involves planning and outlining. The second technique … Continue reading

Posted in writing | Leave a comment

Using Story Within a Story to Tell a Character’s Back Story

The essential duty of a novelist is to determine how to reveal information in a way that develops characters and propels a narrative. As the author of many epics, I’ve made countless decisions about how to put a story into … Continue reading

Posted in writing | Leave a comment