Thursday, April 23, 2015

Thinking Like a Writer: Positive Thinking

How mental attitudes might reverse the effects of old age: A conversation with Harvard psychologist Ellen Langer about her latest research on how positive thinking can improve your health.


Monday, April 20, 2015

Writing a Story

Saw this advice and really liked it. This is simple straightforward and doable.
  • Give the character a problem, no matter how small. 
  • When the character tries to solve the problem, make the attempt fail. 
  • Make it fail in such a way that things get worse.
  • Now the character has a bigger problem. 
  • When the character tries to solve that one...
  • ...add another try/fail cycle.
  • To end the story, have your character put everything on the line in one last big try, which either succeeds or fails.