Would anyone be interested in essays on writing here?

Created about 3 years ago by Jon Timmons with 5 comments
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Userphoto3 original Reader Writer · Reader · edited 3 months ago
I do not want to spoil the concept, but I don’t think the enterprise is worth it. This essay writer service is capable of making what you’ve proposed, but on a commercial basis. Every good project should be properly sponsored.
Cxh300 Christopher Huang · Author · added about 3 years ago
One way could be to do it as a blog, with a forum thread announcing each new post. Comments on posts, if sufficiently elaborate, could occasionally be promoted to new posts in their own right, with permission from the original commenter.
13102672 1587284738252885 5491153854535900680 n Jon Timmons · Author · added about 3 years ago
I was thinking they would just go on the forum somewhere under their own threads. Someone could post a short essay with their thoughts on effective dialogue, then someone could respond with either a different take on the subject or just more thoughts furthering that same concept.
Img 0137 p bw C. Brennecke · Author · added about 3 years ago
I think there would definitely be some interest in essays like that. Were you thinking of posting them here on the forum? Or did you have something else in mind?
13102672 1587284738252885 5491153854535900680 n Jon Timmons · Author · edited about 3 years ago · 1 like
I don’t mean to be presumptive or assume I have some knowledge others don’t, but I teach writing as a vocation. 
If anyone would be interested in short essays focused on this or that aspect of storytelling, I would be more than happy to write one every week or so on a different subject. 
Of course my hope would be that others with training/years in the craft wouldn’t mind throwing their own hat in the writing ring every so often.
Topics might be something like: "Pacing action scenes" "Passive/active blocking" "Dynamic Dialogue" "Passage of time" "Openings" "Show don’t tell" and essays concerning that sort of thing.
I also have a poetics of sorts that deals with the "70/30 split between the strange and familiar" which serves as an essay on the balance between surprising your reader and giving them something familiar enough to draw them in.
Anyway, comment if any of this sounds interesting or you would like to contribute.
Let’s all help each other out.

Cheers,
Jon