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Are movies third person storytelling?

Rosacrvx said: ↑ You’re saying that only a book can give us the inner feelings of a character, because only a book can go inside a character’s head? Click to expand… Well, if you take out the onlys and say a book can go much dee...

Fridays With Dale: Taking a Break

  Fridays with Dale will be going on hiatus. Way back in May, as the Writers Forum Short Story contest was winding down, I was trying to think of a way to find material to post on this blog consistently. I looked through my files of old ne...

March 4 is National Grammar Day

National Grammar Day March 4 is National Grammar Day in the United States. Established in 2008, it is a yearly celebration of the nuts and bolts of the English language. In honor of National Grammar Day, author and podcast host Mignon Fogar...

Bygones

Today we have a recommendation for a useful website from WF member Dave Smith. And a little historical perspective. Bygones By Dave Smith The Saturday Evening Post, a magazine that in its heyday towered by size over others in the rack and o...

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Show, Don’t Tell, and Exposition

(~5 minutes read) Show, Don’t Tell, and Exposition ‘Show, Don’t Tell’ is a storytelling technique for creating an experience for the reader. It aims to shift the reader emotionally closer to the story. Done well, it ...

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Developing Military Characters in Literary Fiction

(~8 Minute Read) Writers, whether for scripts or other fiction, make a lot of mistakes with depicting military members. Sometimes to the point that it gets so obnoxiously cliché or romanticized that it is hard to watch or read. We’ve all...

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Dialogue Done Right

(~6 min read) For the purpose of this article, dialogue is an alive, action-alike, realistic way to reveal new information about character and/or plot and thus it should carry tension (from ‘Make a Scene’ by Jordan E. Rosenfeld,...

Fridays With Dale: Promises

  Promises By Dale Angel                                                      My body is self-destructing with my knowledge, but without my consent. These pills I do battle with every tim...

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Faking the Final Girl in Riley Sager’s Final Girls

(~10 Minute Read) In the conservative nature of horror film and literature, audiences have come to know and expect certain tropes to appear consistently to fulfill their pleasure in those entertainment mediums. This is most especially true ...

Fridays With Dale: Water Wasters

  Water Wasters By Dale Angel   Water Wasters have always walked among us, masquerading as upright citizens. But…with surveillance equipment, cameras, listening and forensic devices that can detect suspicious splashes left over from was...

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