Thanks to Lady Tess for the link to Stories That Work. An incredible group of articles by Mary Lynn Mercer for writers that include:
The Three Master Recipes of Fiction - From these three master story types, a writer can cook up unlimited stories.
Balancing Plot and Character - How to juggle scene structure to achieve the desired balance between plot-driven and character-driven fiction.
Five Keys to Effective Internal Goals - Use these five keys to unlock the readers' capacity to care about the protagonist.
Five Keys to Compelling External Goals - The protagonist's external goal can drive a story toward a dynamic destination, but only if it contains these five essential things.
The Usual Suspects - Looking at a character's family and friends as sources of realistic conflict.
The ABCs of Subplots - A simple way to design subplots that enrich a story.
Simultaneity - Maintaining the logic in narrative description.
Tracking Subplots - How to weave the story tapestry without dropping any threads.
The Importance of Plot - How to start with a plan so readers finish the journey.
Solutions to Ten Common Name Mistakes - Tips on how to win the name game when christening characters.
The True Nature of Sympathetic Characters - Five published authors share the secrets of writing sympathetic characters.
Spicing Up Dialogue - The three levels of conversational conflict that make dialogue zing.
Finding Meaning in the Setting - The codependant relationship between theme and setting.
What Does That Mean? - Definitions of terms frequently used by writers.
Recommended Books for Writers - Titles and descriptions of books useful for writers of all experience levels.
Hope you’re all having a great weekend!!