Second Act Problems (the secret is we all got’em)

Second act problems

“I’m having second act problems.” “Of course you are.” The road seems flat but there's a mountain looming Last week we talked about the first act. You found out some of the elements a solid first act should contain. Now, this week let’s move onto the second act. In the second act, the hero has … Continue reading Second Act Problems (the secret is we all got’em)

Connor-Night on the tiles (Free short story)

Once the screaming stopped, silence flooded the room. Connor lay on the bed and looked at Sonia; through the window, a street light silhouetted her curves. He gazed into the deep dark of the back of her head. If Connor looked hard enough, he thought, maybe he could pick up on something, a mood, an … Continue reading Connor-Night on the tiles (Free short story)

Opening movement (the secret to make your opening the best)

Inglourious Basterds has such a perfect opening movement. This is a compilation of captions taken from my instagram (come join me there) "Kieran, there's no such thing as perfect," you say. With all due respect, you're wrong. There is a perfect structure. Let's talk about what makes something perfect. I recently re-watched Inglorious Basterds. My … Continue reading Opening movement (the secret to make your opening the best)

How to write short stories (In 90 minutes or less)

How to write short stories? Have had a few people reach out to me and ask how I come up with stories, how do I write them. If you follow my blog, you’ve probably seen that I have been publishing more short stories. Here is the most recent collection. There was also an ongoing series … Continue reading How to write short stories (In 90 minutes or less)