How to Really Transport Your Reader

When we read a story, we get transported to someplace.

For this to happen, people talk about the need for the reader to have a willing suspension of disbelief.

This phrase came from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the Romantic writer.

“In this idea originated the plan of the ‘Lyrical Ballads’; in

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How I Facilitate Group Critique at a Writing Retreat

Uniqueness Adds Spice

I love to bring together a diverse group of people. Experienced writers and nonwriters. Poets and thriller writers. People from different countries and backgrounds.

Diversity adds something special when everyone shares a common aim. Everyone at a writing immersion retreat has at least some interest in self-reflection, … Read more

Use Freewriting To Accomplish Impossible Goals

I like to set impossible goals and impossible expectations.

Partly because it’s inspiring to achieve what was previously believed to be impossible.

Huge goals are impressive.

The shadow side of this tendency is to set impossible expectations because it leads to a kind of failure that supports my negative beliefs.… Read more