Master Class: Lesson 6

Today’s lesson was about giving characters their wants and letting those desires drive the story. The assignment has to do with writing down all the needs of the characters in the novel I’m working on. Since that is… Read More

Master Class: Lesson 5

“And then what happened?” Lesson 5 was about story and plot, about “what happens next?” that most elemental of questions. I’m quite good at plotting – this class is tailored more toward beginning writers – but I did… Read More

Arriving Late Podcast Ep 3: The Naked Now

We’re continuing our push to listen to a whole batch of early TNG episodes even though the pilot didn’t sit well with us. In The Naked Now you get to watch a whole bunch of people acting drunk… Read More

Master Class: Lesson 4

Lesson 4 was about voice. Every writer goes through the process of finding his own voice by failing to mimic his favorite famous authors. Eventually, the mistakes become your voice because those are the parts that can’t help… Read More

Master Class: Lesson 3

The third assignment for our workbook is to take a fairy tale and turn around the roles of protagonist and antagonist. The idea for a reversed Snow White came to me so quickly and so fully that I… Read More

Master Class: Lesson 2

A workbook or journal is part of the Neil Gaiman Master Class I’m taking so I’ve decided to put mine here in the blog. Lesson 2 is about honesty in writing and how being honest can add a… Read More