Great Ideas

As a judge for one of the world’s largest writing contests, I’m often asked, “What are you looking for?” The truth is, I’m looking for three things. I want a story based upon an interesting idea, one with a well-formed plot, and one that is beautifully written. Let’s talk a bit about ideas, and I’ll […]

Fixating on a Story

Fixating on a Story

What Does “Fixating” Mean? Remember when you were young and your mother or father read a favorite story to you over and over? Or do you recall that one book or movie that you wanted to read or watch again and again? Most people have a few “all-time favorites.” For me, when I was a […]