Hitchcock Truffaut : des Secrets à l’intérieur d’une boite !

François Truffaut et Alfred Hitchcock se sont rencontrés longuement durant toute une semaine de l’été 1962, pour évoquer les films d’Hitchcock. Le livre d’entretiens qui en est issu est paru en 1966, et il est sans doute aujourd’hui encore le livre de cinéma le plus célèbre. An ENGLISH article is availlable HERE and you can listen…

How to Build Chapter Breakdowns !

You want to know how to determines your chapter breaks? How do you handle point of view shifts, scene-sequel balance, and other considerations when you’re carving your stories into chapters ? Listen the Writing Excuses Podcast tips & tricks with Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Dan Wells & Howard Tayler ! Dan starts with a discussion of the point of view (POV)…

A Reader’s Manifesto for Writers !

16 Expectations Every Reader Has, extracted from Lisa Cron’s Wired For Story : The reader expects that everything in a story is there strictly on a need-to-know basis, even the weather. The reader expects to feel something, all the time. The reader expects to feel what the protagonist feels. The reader expects that the protagonist will want something, and…

How Writing Affects the Brain !

Alice Flaherty, a writer and neuroscientist, wrote The Midnight Disease, a book on a condition called hypergraphia, or the uncontrollable urge to write (though many writers find themselves suffering from the opposite condition, the dreaded “writer’s block.”) And Lisa Cron’s Wired For Story examines the evolutionary basis for storytelling and how it can help modern scribes create effective narratives : Every engaging…

How to Block Scenes Effectively !

I am facing some troubles to Block an important scene ! What is « Blocking », why is it important, and how can we do it well ? Fortunately, the Writing Excuses Podcast has got some useful advices, tips & tricks ! (thanks to Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Dan Wells & Howard Tayler) They begin with a definition (blocking is the part…