Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Craft of Writing
I've been writing on and off since I was in my early twenties, trying to make sense of the craft of writing. Yet, I still get excited when my mind makes one of those leaps of understanding.
I think of the craft of writing a great puzzle that fascinates me and I'm constantly trying to unravel it. With every book I read and every movie I see, I’m studying narrative drive and characterisation, looking for flaws in logic and world building and cheering, when I see something that makes me sit up and go, WOW.
That means I love finding interesting articles on the writing craft.
Here's an article on Scene Structure, by Jacqueline Litchenberg. And here's an article on story structure, by Joe Narrise.
When did you last have a light bulb moment about the craft of writing?