Mood v. Muse: Does Emotional State Affect Our Writing Ability?

There is little we do which is not deeply affected by our emotional state (mood). This includes writing and creating storylines. I have come to believe that the 'flashes' of inspiration are less "making connections to come up with something fresh and new" to being more of remembering something because our mood shifted.

Affective Characters and Intense Relationships

Here are some tips for writing strong, compelling characters and relationships in your writing:

Synergy: Writing a Fiction Novel

For decades I thought of synergy -- when I thought of it  connected to writing fiction novels -- as a contrived expedient. Flash that is ...