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Writing Vision: Centering Your Saltshaker

April 21, 2020 6:00 pm Published by 1 Comment

This blog on writing vision was originally posted on September 28, 2015. In this period of pandemic I’m updating previously posted blogs if they are more relevant now than when I first posted them. The person I speak about, below, is Danny Meyer, a New York City restaurateur. He blew... read more


Epilogues: Your Story Garnish

March 17, 2020 6:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Most prologues in books I’ve read lately don’t work for me. Not so for epilogues. I’m all for them. As the title image suggests, epilogues can be the orange twist atop your martini. Or, if you’re a non-drinker, the cherry on your cake. See: Prologues: Does Your Story Need One?... read more


Prologues: Does Your Story Need One?

March 13, 2020 6:44 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

One of the most famous prologues in the English language is to Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. (See title image.) The purpose is to list and describe each of the pilgrims on their way to Canterbury. These are the people who will be telling their tales. Chaucer’s prologue is an introduction... read more

Trilogies: What Makes Them?

March 10, 2020 6:56 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

You already know that trilogies are sets of three stories. Maybe you have some in mind. The first one I thought of is the Jason Bourne movie trilogy based on the Robert Ludlum spy/thrillers. Then there’s the Lord of the Rings trilogy based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien. It... read more