How To Keep Writing

How to Keep Writing

One needs passion to be able to work hard. But passion is a fire that dies eventually. That’s true for work and relationships. Passion needs to be replaced with love, which isn’t as noisy as passion, but stronger and more enduring. Remember Steve Jobs? “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t …

Visionary Fiction Conventions

Visionary Fiction Conventions and Obligatory Scenes

What are genres? Genres are conventions that manage reader expectations. Choosing the right genre for your story – before writing it – is a crucial decision. When you think of genre, think RIO – Reader Interest Optimization. Genre expectations have grown over a long time, hundreds of years. Each genre has its unique conventions and obligatory scenes. An action story …