Attribution via Action

People who’ve worked with my in critique groups or in my trainings know about attribution via action because I use it often in my own work and I use it often when editing/critiquing someone’s work as it tightens scenes considerably. Almost a year ago I wrote The desire to have characters do something while talking … Continue reading “Attribution via Action”

Toing and Froing

We’re going to build on elements from Using One-Line Summaries to Write Better Stories and Flashback as Story Frame to deal with another story challenge that often leads editors and publishers to stop reading and reject a story: Toing and Froing (To-ing and Fro-ing), something I first wrote about in Quit Stage Directing. Simply put, … Continue reading “Toing and Froing”

About Joseph

Hiya how you doin’? Joseph Carrabis here. The kind folks at Northern Lights Publishing have allowed me to put up a blog about writing. This wasn’t tough to do because I own Northern Lights Publishing along with my darling wife, Susan (that’s her on the right. Say hi. She won’t mind), and we have two … Continue reading “About Joseph”