Posted January 2015
Pull the oars of your story quickly enough to get your reader excited, slow enough to share the scenery.
From natural action, to mental, metaphorical and structural, here are ways to add action to your storytelling. 21 minutes.
Verbs are a natural “go to” for action in our stories. Here are 8 techniques to help them pack more punch. 26.5 minutes.
An example of how verbs can add punch to a static paragraph
Francis Flaherty worked for 19 years at The New York Times, serving as a columnist, editor, and deputy editor. Today, he is on the adjunct faculty at NYU and Columbia. He is the author of "The Elements of Story: Field Notes on Nonfiction Writing" (HarperCollins) and has written for the Atlantic, Harper's and others.