Monday, September 14, 2009

A Crash Course on Craft for Non-writers

Most people who read novels and watch movies on a consistent basis instinctively know when a story works. They just may not be able to explain why it works.

So during the next few weeks I’m going to provide a crash course on writing craft—some of the basic principles that writers learn (many of which I’m still learning myself) and ones I look for in story. It will not be exhaustive, and what I’ll provide are only principles; many masters of the craft have learned not only how to use them, but also when to break them.

But by knowing a few basics of craft, even if you have no desire to write, you’ll be surprised how much more you appreciate a well-told story.


Rachel Rossano said...

I am eagerly looking forward to learning more. :)

Chawna Schroeder said...

I hope there will be something here for you to learn! :o)