Writing Philosophy

Scott Driscoll Blogs… After asking what I did for a living, the cashier at a grocery store I frequented gave me a confused look and said, “Oh, you teach fiction? What’s that? Is that, like, making stuff up?” There was no line—it was late, after class—so I told her the following story. One sweltering Sunday […]

Scene Checklist

A scene in a story or novel has a lot of work to do. If you think of a story as a series of scenes, then it stands to reason that treating your scenes to a thorough tune-up might be the best way to… Source: Scene Checklist

Scene Checklist

A scene in a story or novel has a lot of work to do. If you think of a story as a series of scenes, then it stands to reason that treating your scenes to a thorough tune-up might be the best way to revise a story. Below is a scene checklist, put together by […]

The Virgin Islands Part Seven: A Farewell Homage

Thursday, December 31, 2015 In the early morning, Megan and Alex take our eleven-year old, Dain, zip-lining. This is a popular activity on St. Thomas. Reservations must be made in advance with “Tree Limin Extreme.” “Limin” is a Caribbean word that means “chillin” or relaxing, or partying in a low key, good way. You enter […]