What you need as a storyteller


One of the most important things I ever learned about telling stories was in Orson Card’s weeklong boot camp where we “workshopped” stories by doing zero workshopping. Zero critiques. In fact, critiques were verboten. Instead, Card asked us to simply provide a report of what he called the three grunts a reader makes when things

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Calendar updates

Hey, I'm a Mormon. Kiss me!

I’ve added a number of entries to the calendar, including three conferences I plan on attending. I know I’ll be presenting at the first two. The title and description of the League of Utah Writers presentation are: TITLE: The Secret to Getting Story Ideas DESCRIPTION: How to stop generating great story ideas by accident and start

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Awful Intent Update: Chapter 26


I have now moved from the struggle into the resolution. It’s all down hill from here.  I expect the novel to be 70-80k words. The shortest novel I’ve written yet. But I always seem to add on most of my revisions. I hope to keep it shorter, but we’ll see. Now you may ask, hey, how

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