How to Structure a Novel: Six Types of Narrative Structure and Which is Best for Your Story

You’ve created an imaginary world and populated it with well-rounded characters. You’ve pinpointed the conflict and dreamed up a gratifying conclusion. But how do you knit it all together into a satisfying story? Narrative structure is the scaffolding that holds your story together. Think of it as a wire form over which you can papier-mâchéContinue reading “How to Structure a Novel: Six Types of Narrative Structure and Which is Best for Your Story”

How Fear Holds Us Back

I am afraid of a lot of things. Pain. Outer space. Things that lurk in the darkness of the ocean. (In the extreme, that would be algophobia, astrophobia, and thallasophobia, respectively). My biggest fears are perhaps more common. Change. Failure. (Metathesiophobia and atychiphobia.) This website is a fear. It encompasses both change and failure. IContinue reading “How Fear Holds Us Back”