Writing advice from Leo Tolstoy

I've been wanting to read Anna Karenina for the second time so that I can post my review of what I have now come┬áto believe as the perfect novel. But a home renovation has forced me to relocate my personal library and so I find myself without my trusted friends┬átemporarily until I recover a selection… Continue reading Writing advice from Leo Tolstoy

What great actors and film directors can teach about storytelling

When an actor's performance or a director's vision gets my student-writer's attention, I always make sure that I read interviews or quotes where he explains his craft, especially the bit about why he thinks his show or film is effective or why he chose to tell that story. I don't know when exactly this started,… Continue reading What great actors and film directors can teach about storytelling