Using TVTropes as a base of information, this incredible chart organizes story structure, archetypes, plot devices and more into a structure similar to the periodic table of elements. It's an incredibly cool project that puts the actually really useful storytelling knowledge of TVTropes into a more-teachable form.
I've never been a reader of Stephen King's fiction, but many years ago, a friend gave me a copy of his book, On Writing. I loved it. It made a significant impact on the quality of my work and my approach to it. Over the years, I've collect used copies of On Writing to give… READ THE REST
When I'm working on a new creative writing project — be it a novel, or a play, or an album, or anything else — I like to do my first drafts by hand in a notebook. Sure, my handwriting is utter shite, but it helps free up my mind. It gets out of my head,… READ THE REST
I enjoyed this short video interview with Cory about how he writes. The last trip I took before the plague locked down the world involved a wonderful day at Tor Books to plan the release of Attack Surface, the third Little Brother book, coming in a mere 2 weeks. The ensuing chaos means that nearly… READ THE REST
With the announcement of the iPhone 12 just a few days ago, everybody is assessing their smartphone needs and making the big decision about upgrading. While the smartphone may be at the heart of these latest tech questions, it's probably also a good time to give your entire Apple device collection a once over and… READ THE REST
It's no newsflash to say the world is full of entertainment options. Heck, just restricting yourself to the digital universe, there are hundreds, even thousands of ways to learn new skills, improve your life, and yes, just relax and veg out on videos whenever you like. But with that many options for entertaining yourself, where… READ THE REST
If you're anything like millions of Americans, staying at home these past several months has been followed by a steadily increased diet of cooking shows. It's really not hard to understand why. If you can't go out to restaurants the same way right now, why not bring those delicious meals to you? The next logical… READ THE REST