Plot or Characters – Which Matters More?

Hi, everybody!  Today I wanted to address the topic of Character-Driven stories versus Plot-Driven stories. In general, a Plot-Driven story is one in which the plot events are the focus of the story.  Think action movies – the fast-paced, suspenseful events are the focus, and the characters’ internal development, while present, often seems to take…

News and Updates

Today I’m taking a break from the usual Tips for Writers posts to give you all an update on some exciting things happening here at CCrawfordWriting! I’ll just bullet-point the latest news to keep this brief (and because I like lists): I’m Not a Stalker is nearing 700,000 reads on Wattpad, and I am now close…

The Power of Dialogue… And How to Write It

I first became intrigued with the power of dialogue to move a story when I read Ernest Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants.”  The way in which the story happens behind the dialogue fascinated me.   There was something so powerful and intriguing about the message between the lines.  Readers are left to figure out what the…