Mary Robinette Kowal

Aug
05

Questions raised by “The Science of Storytelling” and Hemingway’s Short Stories

Considering Storr’s use of the question “Who am I?” in relationship to “Cat in the Rain” and “Hills Like White Elephants”
1 min read
Aug
04

Character, MICE, and the Science of Storytelling

The central question to your character's stories.
1 min read
Jul
21

A three act structure for short fiction

A break down of Mary Bernadette Kowal’s three act structure for short fiction.
1 min read
Jul
20

Try/Fail cycles for conflict

Using try/fail cycles to build your short story
1 min read
Jul
19

The MICE quotient and nesting boxes

Advice from Mary Robinette Kowal on using the MICE quotient and nesting boxes for your short stories.
1 min read
Jan
02

The case of the all-consuming holiday

And the story of why I never sent a newsletter until now.
2 min read