Andrew Panebianco joins us this week to talk about Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 rules for writing fiction.
Firsts in Fiction
I tell people to copy the masters. Not to plagiarize, but to study the masters, to see what they do, to analyze them. When you can copy the technique, your skill will develop. But you need to remember that you need to bring your own voice, your own vision, to develop your own story.
Of all the elements of fiction, voice and style are perhaps the trickiest to teach. Nonetheless, Steve and I tackle the subject this week and seek to demystify a topic that has stymied writers for centuries. You can listen below, or download the file here. Remember, […]
Fighting is a messy business. In your fiction, though, it can be downright boring, or it may lack flow, or stretch the boundaries of believability. How do you write a good fight scene? How do you ensure it preserves the action and suspense and drama […]