Author Archive for: ‘Larkk’

Thirty Words Will Set You Free

Members of How to Think Sideways have always contended with the challenge of defining an entire story with a single …

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Prepublication Palpitations

Does the prospect of publication give you butterflies? Finally pulling the cord on the publication parachute after all the meticulous …

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Happy Holidays for All!

As the gifts are unwrapped and the toasts made, the How to Think Sideways Boot Camp crew would like to …

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When Stories Go Sour

Good storytelling often consists of a hefty chunk of planning, mixed with a dab of character development, heated up with …

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Just Asking

Have you ever wondered about fictional characters’ lives outside the story? Does being the ruler of an empire ever become …

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Got Ideas?

Once upon a time … Many a classic story starts with those immortal words. But after that, anything can happen. …

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Untying a NaNo Knot

Many novelists are currently sailing through the writing storm known as National Novel Writing Month. You might even be one …

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Nurture the Story Seedling

Sometimes a story seed can start with the smallest of notions. An unattainable love. A war against despair. A secret …

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Fiction and the Leap of Faith

Fiction writers have many ways to learn the art of storytelling. Bookshelves groan under the weight of countless craft books. …

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Keeping Readers Hooked Between Books

Books can take a long time to write. Months, even years. After the excitement of publishing that first piece, whether …

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