Posts Tagged ‘outlining’

What writers can learn from Battlestar Galactica, Part One

February 25th, 2012 2 comments

I’ve recently finished watching all of the Battlestar Galactica reboot. If you’ve watched it too, you’ve probably got an idea of what’s coming. Oh dear, oh dear.

I had already planned to pen an article on the writing of Battlestar Galactica, because it has been consistently excellent. I looked forward to extolling the virtues of well-realised, flawed characters; a definite sense of place; what science fiction is really for, and grounding your story (however fanciful it may seem) in realism.

Since finishing the show, let’s just say the focus of Part One in this series has changed. There may be spoilers ahead. Read more…

Going with the Flow

February 18th, 2012 No comments

Let us return, for a while, to this subject again. Matt made a comment on my last post that kicked off a thought process in me, on the subject of planning, and making things up as you go along. Common wisdom suggests that you shouldn’t do the latter. I tend to fly in the face of that opinion, because I disagree. Not entirely, mind. Read more…

Tales From The Rut

November 5th, 2011 1 comment

Well, most of us have been there haven’t we?  That rut where you don’t feel like anything you do (when you manage to do it) is any good, and you can’t seem to get out of it. 

That’s where I’ve been for a few months.  I had a huge burst of energy back in July and got quite a bit of writing done, but then I fell into this rut.  So, how do we combat this?  How do we get back into writing? Read more…

Revisiting Old Work. Again.

August 26th, 2010 No comments

So a few months back, I wrote a post about how stupid it is to revisit old work.  Well, this week I’m playing devil’s advocate.  Read more…