Generating Story Ideas: List and Twist

Side Note: It's March 3rd, the birthday of the notorious Ian Mayes and Myself! Huzzah! John Brown, author of "Servant of a Dark God", gave a presentation at LTUE with Larry Correia. It was entitled "How to Develop Killer Story Ideas". In fact, if you go to his blog, there is a video recording of … Continue reading Generating Story Ideas: List and Twist

Generating Story Ideas: Brainstorming Poll #2

What is a good modern setting for our story? This could be a broad setting or a more narrow, specific setting. We could say "Dairy farms in California", or "The Office building on the corner of Jones and 4th, Las Vegas, NV." So long as it answers the question! Once again, please don't worry about … Continue reading Generating Story Ideas: Brainstorming Poll #2

The Hemingway Defense – The Role of Substance Abuse in Writing

In his work The Wound and the Bow, Edmund Wilson discusses the relationship between art and madness. He has said, “genius and disease, like strength and mutation, may be inextricably bound up together”. The lives of many great American novelists seem to support this theory; in the lives of Faulkner, Fitzgerald, and Hemingway we find … Continue reading The Hemingway Defense – The Role of Substance Abuse in Writing