It happens to the best of us.
At some point in this crazy, hectic holiday season, we lose track of what matters most: people.
We get caught up in gifts and decorations and the sheer exhaustion of family and travel.
So, how do we beat this?
It’s a discipline, one that doesn’t always come naturally, but it’s essential to making the most of the holidays or really any time of year.
Whether it’s a work of fiction, a poem, or the narrative of a soul, good writing pulls the reader into the reality of its words and imprints an experience in the mind’s eye as real as any staged play.
After 30 years of scriptwriting, I’ve found a handful of scriptwriting techniques that can help tell any story.
When you tell your story, how do you talk about yourself? Are you completely honest?
Why not do something different than most writers? Make yourself a hero in the worst kind of way.
Really great heroes sacrifice themselves, right? So do just that.
Today, I have the privilege of interviewing Skye Jethani, author of The Divine Commodity. Skye will be presenting at STORY, a conference for creatives that I’m attending next month. To find out more about how you can win a FREE ticket to STORY, scroll to the bottom of this interview (be sure to read it first, though!). Here’s my interview with Skye.
Don Miller’s newest book — A Million Miles in a Thousand Years — came out in paperback earlier this month. I strongly recommend that you get a copy, if you haven’t read it yet. Here are some thoughts on the book and why we writers must not only write compelling stories, but also live them.