How to get into Flow

Flow occurs when the writer is intensely concentrated and so completely involved in the process of creating something new that he doesn’t have any attention left to monitor anything else (not even hunger). It requires a balance of skill and challenge. The writer should have the necessary skill to accomplish the task at hand, yet still be challenged by the process of accomplishing it.


What is plot?

Plot is whatever happens in a story. Plot is built on significant events in a given story. They are significant because they have important consequences. Unimportant events, such as closing a door or braiding your hair are incidents. They don’t have important consequences, unless you are Rapunzel, in which case they are crucial actions. So what makes plot? Cause and effect. On event leads to another event.


Description 101

Description enables the reader to experience the “fictional dream”, being pulled into a story so deeply that it becomes more real than the chair the reader sits on. Description is the language used to bring attributes of a thing or person to the reader’s mind. It makes impressions, using all the senses. It is also known as word painting.