Book Reviews, Random Ramblings, Writing

How to Write a Novel with Multiple Storylines

What do The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay, and Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel have in common? They're all award-winning stories written by talented authors. Yet, these three books are also different genres, different styles of writing, different timelines and locations, different points of view, different everything! So what do… Continue reading How to Write a Novel with Multiple Storylines

NaNoWriMo, Random Ramblings, Writing

Blake Snyder’s Beat Sheets

I just finished listening to Chapter Four of Save the Cat by Blake Snyder. It has me completely intrigued with story structure. Story structure isn't a new concept, and his book is geared towards writing screenplays, but I find it fascinating that so many of my favorite movies—and books—fit within this structure. I've written hundreds of… Continue reading Blake Snyder’s Beat Sheets