Read to Write — Reading More Will Improve Your Writing

During the first years of my career, I worked exclusively as a visual artist. I painted, and I taught art. Before that, I had earned both  BA and MA degrees in English, but I somehow landed as a visual artist and after college, my primary purpose for reading was for understanding how to better improve…

Frances Gilbert Tweets about the Rule of 3s

“In storytelling, authors often create triplets or structures in three parts.” Wikipedia For instance: Rumpelstiltskin spins thrice for the heroine and lets her guess his name thrice over a period of three days. Wikipedia In Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, Marley’s Ghost tells Ebenezer Scrooge he will receive visits from three spirits: The Ghost of Christmas Past, The Ghost of Christmas Present, and…