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Sweating Blood

A blog series about the things I learned while creating The Story Grid Edition of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”.

Post 2: The 5 Commandments of Storytelling

Every scene must have five things: an inciting incident, progressive complications, a crisis, a climax and a resolution. These are not difficult concepts to understand on an intellectual level, but they can be bloody hard to execute and many authors struggle. I thought it might be helpful therefore, to break […]

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Post 1: Exposition as Ammunition

As I work my way through the Story Grid Edition of Dracula, a couple of things are hitting me. First: Reading a novel in the middle of the day is what I’m supposed to be doing. It’s not goofing off. That is so cool. Second: Since I’ve never done this […]

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