This week, we stop by the Kill Zone where James Scott Bell warns against starting your story with a dream while John Gilstrap and Jordan Dane talk internal monologue. Over at Mythcreants, Oren Ashkenazi advises against writing prequels, but if you must, he offers a few tips.
From Writer Unboxed, Julie Carrick Dalton provides timely advice on dual timeline stories. Think you can become a writer on “talent” alone? Anne R. Allen would like to give you a rude awakening. Anne also has some strong opinions on how to begin your story in order to optimize Amazon’s “Look Inside” feature.
All that and a little more. Enjoy!
What’s the Deal on Dreams in Fiction? by James Scott Bell
Internal Monologue by John Gilstrap
Chronicling a Non-Chronological Story: Writing a Dual Timeline Novel by Julie Carrick Dalton
Five Tips for Telling Prequel Stories by Oren Ashkenazi
How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method by Randy Ingermanson
How to Spark Your Story with an Inciting Incident by Pamela Hodges