The Writing Don’ts

During his “Redline Your Writing” talk at the 2011 Write-Brained Network Writing Workshop, David L. Robbins gave attendees his list of “Don’ts” — things to avoid to make your stories their best. 1. Don’t switch POV in the middle of a scene. I mentioned this one in my post “The … Continue reading

The Telling is Separate from the Story

In my last post I covered what David L. Robbins taught us about the first half of being a storyteller — the story — during his “Redline your Writing” talk at the 2011 Write-Brained Network Writing Workshop. Today we’re going to focus on what David said about the second half … Continue reading

The Firetrucks Have to Be Going to Your House

Wow, has it really been that long since my last blog post? Sorry about that. When I went to the doctor for my annual checkup, they thought an extended poking and prodding would be great fun this year. It’s been a bit distracting. Still, even though they aren’t quite done … Continue reading

The Importance of POV

In my last post about the 2011 Write-Brained Network Writing Workshop, I revealed David L. Robbins’ bombshell that “write what you know” is a lie. This time I’m going to share his advice about what he considers the most important thing to know about writing: POV. In a story, David … Continue reading

The Common Writing Advice that’s All Wrong

I wrapped up my last blog post with the promise of a shocking revelation from David L. Robbins’ “Redline your Writing” panel at the 2011 Write-Brained Network Writing Workshop. You might want to sit down for this one. Are you ready for it? Are you sure? Here goes… “Write what … Continue reading