This article was originally published by Shore Scripts. It is reprinted here with permission. by Bill Mesce On the first day of teaching my first university creative writing class several years ago, I asked my 30 students, as a way of getting a read on their abilities, to write me a short piece about anything;... Continue Reading →
The only important thing in a book is the meaning it has for you.
To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music the words make.
This article from Candace Kearns Read gives some insight into structuring your story around a dramatic question and a central idea in order to help your story stay focused and meaningful.
Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.