Monday, February 28, 2011

Monday's Writing Tip: Take a Trip Down Storyteller Road

Todd Stone
"...look around. There are stories just crying to be written." Todd Stone

Need some help with a story you 've discovered that's just crying to be written, or perhaps even your current manuscript? Take a trip to Storyteller Road and visit with Todd Stone, author of Novelist's Boot Camp.

Todd offers a variety of workshops, but if you can't attend one, his website offers some of the drills and handouts he's designed for them.  And don't hesitate to order his book. I did, and I highly recommend it! 

As you probably guessed, Todd is from a military background, and military boot camp changes how recruits see themselves, their military duty, and the world around them.

"Today's novelists," Todd says, "need this same kind of transformation in how they think about and view their writing.  And, like those who don a military uniform, writers may sometimes need a begin, pursue and complete their projects."

Novelist's Boot Camp provides techniques for success in all phases of writing a novel, as Todd gives insight, tools and instruction for making the most of a writer's writing time!

I attended Todd's Unstick Yourself Workshop and it was truly amazing!  It involved drills to improve the complete writing process, and covered plotting, character development, dialogue, action, description, revision, and much more! His workshops are geared to all writers, unpublished, as well as multipublished.

But even if you can't attend a workshop, take advantage of what Todd offers at Storyteller Road! If you've attended one of his workshops, tell me what you thought! Tweet me @: maria_mckenzie. Thanks for visiting!


N. R. Williams said...

Thanks for sharing about Todd. I will check out his blog.
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium

Lynn Andrade said...

I've wanted his book for a while. Good to know it's worth the $. Now I don't really have an excuse to not add it to the library. :)

Old Kitty said...

This is what I truly need! A bit of writerly boot camp type discipline!!! Then maybe I'd stop procrastinating so much!! LOL!

Thanks for the link and the info! take care

Nas said...

Todd's book and workshop sounds wonderful for us aspiring writers. Thanks for sharing!

Colene Murphy said...

Wow! Interesting! Going to check him out now!

Maria McKenzie said...

@N.R.: You're welcome!

@Lynn: It's worth the investment!

@Old Kitty: I'm a procrastinator too! You'll love Scott's book:).

@Nas: You're welcome! Todd is inspiring:).

@Colene: Yeah!