For this prompt, pick a scene that you know your story needs but you don’t know much about. Or, if you’re revising, pick a scene that came out fairly bare. This would work well for a scene that has some substance, but is lacking, so far, in details. Maybe you don’t know where to best … Continue reading Scene Prompt #48: Clustered
This may be more of a character exercise, but I think it’s fun. Basically, you’re playing Perquackey or Kangaroo Words with your character’s name.
People talk like microtension began and now idles with Donald Maass. For Maass, microtension boils down to a conflict…a juxtaposition…a clashing of things, preferably emotions, but also ideas, concepts, anticipations, whatever–whatever’s available for contradiction in your story. But is there more? More guidance?
Today we are looking at how to show our theme and thematic premise through the use of metaphoric literary devices. I’ve been waiting for this week. I think this aspect of the craft is super fun, both to read and to write, and I’m excited to wrap my brain around it. Let’s get to it…