The Scribophile Writing Blog
by Brandon Nolta • 3 comments
Writing ain’t easy. At its best, it’s a joyous, giddy process, but at its worst, it can be a grinding, maddening slog through the thickets of your imagination, like wandering the Library of Babel with...
"Hey," you think after a showing of Adventureland, "I could write a better movie than that." Congratulations! You've just joined the ranks of millions, including the entire city of Los Angeles, on...
by Brandon Nolta • 1 comment
Hard choices. Shades of gray. No clear right or wrong. Man, that’s the stuff of good drama, the conflict that propels the best stories. That’s what elevates fiction into art, or at least one of the th...
by Brandon Nolta • 4 comments
Every now and then, I see the initials MFA crop up in forum posts and articles on Scribophile. I’ve mentioned them myself a few times, and I’ve seen them in other places, and judging from the comments...
by Brandon Nolta • 2 comments
OK, so you have a killer plot, the perfect setting and any number of ideas on how to get from the introduction to the denouement. What else do you need? Characters, that’s what. You definitely need a...
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