Outlines: A Bird’s Eye View

Many writers draw up outlines prior to starting a story, and many others groan at the thought. But whether you start writing when you have a fully formed plot or only a few lines of dialogue, an outline can be a useful tool in revision.…

Setting the Story

A set designer builds a set that will support the story. If the play deals with issues of status, the set designer may create a set with different levels. Perhaps the king will stand on the higher levels, making other characters look up to him.…

Character: Building a Persona in the SCA

Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism “recreate” the Middle Ages at various events, feasts, and game-like battles throughout the year. Each member creates a medieval persona for him or herself, which might be extremely detailed and well-developed. The title link (by Modar Neznanich) describes…