Advice, Characters, Craft, Fiction, Reader, Tips, Writing

From tie poes to fictive dreaming, what’s the connection?

Last Thursday's post on Tie Poes was not just self-serving. That topic connects to Sunday's post on fictive dreaming, which is the ideal state for both the writer to be in while writing and the reader to be in while reading. One of the main reasons I hate typos in my writing is because each… Continue reading From tie poes to fictive dreaming, what’s the connection?

Advice, Craft, Dream, Fiction, Imagination, Inspiration, Scene, Tips, Writing

Are you dreaming or writing?

You’ve probably heard the term fictive dream, which is when you as a fiction writer do your job so well that you temporarily transport your reader into your story world. We all hope our books do that, right? But before we can transport anyone else, don’t we have to experience it ourselves? I believe we… Continue reading Are you dreaming or writing?

Dream, Fiction, Imagination, Inspiration, Writing

State of Inspiration

You’ve probably heard the term fictive dream, which is when you as a fiction writer do your job so well that you temporarily transport your reader into your story world. We all hope our  books do that, right? But before we can transport anyone else, don’t we have to experience it ourselves? I believe we… Continue reading State of Inspiration