Character-driven vs. Plot-driven stories

This essay was originally posted to the writing community Get Your Words Out on April 23, 2020. When I volunteered to write this topic, it was as much to learn as to teach. For years, my opinion has been character=plot/plot=character; basically, you can’t have one without the other. Researching this, though, has widened my perspective,…

Trello for Writers

This essay was previously posted to the writing community Get Your Words Out on March 23, 2020. To paraphrase Sports Night, I like lists because I like crossing things off them. Any organizational system that lets me check a box, cross out a line, or otherwise visualize what I’ve completed is A-OK by me. I’ve…