The awesome John Dufresne laying down the law in this TEDx Talk hosted by Florida International University. Not only did I get to hear John speak at the Gulf Coast Writers Conference in Panama City, Florida, a few years back, I had the distinct pleasure of working with John at the Sanibel Island Writers Conference this past year. He's a gracious and kind man, an astute critic, and a fantastic writer. If you don't know his work, run (don't walk) and purchase No Regrets, Coyote; Louisiana Power and Light; The Lie that Tells the Truth (the absolute best book I've ever read about writing fiction); or any of his amazing books.
"Only trouble is interesting . . . everything you don't want to happen to your friends and family should happen to your character." No one could have said it better.
O for a muse of fire,