Sandra Jones · writing advice

Subplots: The Other Stories in the Story

When I begin a new project, I start with the main premise, the setting, the characters, and basically everything except the subplot. I generally write subplot as I write the first draft with no planning involved. I depend on my characters to dictate their own subplots, and that usually works for me. (Although my current… Continue reading Subplots: The Other Stories in the Story

brainstorming · Character developement · Tina Medlock · tools · writing advice

Inspire me!

Margaret wrote recently about her love for gadgets and capturing that moment of inspiration. But what if you’re searching for that inspiration? I can generally come up with some fairly good story themes. (Notice that I didn’t say “plot” – I’m still learning about plotting.). For example: what if you got what you always wanted,… Continue reading Inspire me!