Craft Archives - Ryan M. Williams

Tag Archives for " Craft "

Novel Openings

How to Craft Effective Novel Openings (Even in the Middle of Your Book)

Well-written novel openings draw readers right into the story—and the really good ones convince readers to put aside whatever else they are doing!Way back in 1993 we were packing up to move. I'd taken

Continue reading
Quadrangle

Don’t Talk to Me About Ideas

Where do you get your ideas for stories? Do they come in the mail along with other assorted junk destined for landfills? Or maybe the muse's breath tickles the fine hairs on your neck with whispered inspiration?

Continue reading
Apple drizzled with honey

5 Ways to Draw Readers Into Your Story or Novel

Sensory details draw readers into your story or novel. This post looks at examples of openings using each sense.

Continue reading
Typewriter

Stranger Than Fiction: Learning Story Through Practice

I like the movie Stranger Than Fiction. I've watched it many times. It's fun, even though it shows an image of a writer as an eccentric, chain-smoking, and depressed person subject to the demands of a

Continue reading