Good Bones: Crafting the Chapter

Good Bones: Crafting the Chapter

Good Bones: Crafting the chapter At the beginning of each chapter, a few things should become quickly apparent to the reader. These include the setting, the mood and mindset of your protagonist and/or narrator, and a goal for the next series of scenes. Consider the...
Which Point of View is Right for You?

Which Point of View is Right for You?

Which Point of View is Right for You? As you sit down to write the first draft of your story, you go through what you have so far: a scintillating plot? Check. A cast of unforgettable characters? Check. An immersive and vivid setting? Check. You put your pen to the...
Aperitivo

Aperitivo

Aperitivo Madeleine Holmes Chapter One: Aperitivo I look down at the straw hat that floats idly on the sparkling surface, its peach ribbon trailing in the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Somewhere beneath the sea is my mother. And for what seems like an eternity, she’s no...