5 Things “The Crucible” Can Teach Us About Good Writing

It’s that time of year again!  The daily temperatures are falling, the leaves are turning various shades of orange and various chintzy costumes are for sale at Wal-Mart. No, I’m not describing Halloween.  I’m describing the time of year that I usually teach Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, that time honored play about the Salem witch trialsContinue reading “5 Things “The Crucible” Can Teach Us About Good Writing”

9 Things Every Successful Story Needs

  Back in February, Andrew Stanton (creator of Toy Story) gave a TED talk about things that make a great story.  I watched this again recently and decided that for those of you who are on the go, busy writing your epic tale, would appreciate a shortened version.  Here are the highlights of that amazing talk:Continue reading “9 Things Every Successful Story Needs”