The Infield Plot Model: How Baseball Can Improve Your Story Structure

October is my favorite month for many reasons, including the Major League Baseball post-season. The crisp air amplifies the crack of wood on leather, and my strident voice when I scream at the television: “Come on, ya chumps! You got a runner in scoring position, just put the ball in play and…” I paused in … More The Infield Plot Model: How Baseball Can Improve Your Story Structure

Shipping and Handling, Part 1: How to write romantic subplots

“So are Ash and Skye going to get together or what?” my mom demanded after reading the latest installment of my Syzygy series. I stifled a groan. “Do you think I’m that predictable?” “No, I just know you.” Meaning she knows I’m a total sucker for a good ship. Since childhood, I’ve endured tedious book series and shark-jumping … More Shipping and Handling, Part 1: How to write romantic subplots