Lessons to Practice #19: Organizing Principles and the Deepest of Themes

Hello and good evening! How is everyone doing tonight? I myself am feeling pretty phenomenal. Work, triathlon, Acro Yoga, and creative writing have all kept me sharp and cheerful this past week. I hope that all of you also have many accomplishments and experiences to revel in! Thematic elements of fiction can feel very subjective … Continue reading Lessons to Practice #19: Organizing Principles and the Deepest of Themes

Lessons to Practice #15: The Critical Cast of Supporting Characters

Greetings! I thank you guys and gals for your patience as things went dark on my blog for the past week; I spent the last four days moving into my new apartment. It was definitely an eventful weekend! Fortunately, I got to spend most of it with my mom, who came in to town to … Continue reading Lessons to Practice #15: The Critical Cast of Supporting Characters

Lessons to Practice #5: Mapping Out Subplots

Subplots. Themes. The amalgam of every side story and secondary character can become a beautiful and multilayered work of art that carries readers through a story with ease - or it can devolve into a nasty mess of confusing or ill-developed themes and forgettable characters. Yikes! Last week I wrote about the topic of theme, which I'm expounding … Continue reading Lessons to Practice #5: Mapping Out Subplots