Author Archives: Jodi

About Jodi

I'm an aspiring novelist working in fantasy and suspense, for now. I also have two pretty awesome blogs! https://myliteraryquest.wordpress.com and http://jodilmilnerauthor.wordpress.com

Pt. 1 Why is too much action boring?

This is the first part of the “Finding Balance in Storytelling” presentation originally given at Fyrecon 2, June 23rd at Weber State University Davis. More parts to come! In today’s action-crazed world filled with people with impressively short attention spans, … Continue reading

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Pt. 3 Using Personal Experience and Applying What You’ve Learned

This is part three of the “Gut Punch your Audience with Emotion” presentation originally given at Fyrecon 2, June 23rd at Weber State University Davis. Here are handy links to the first two parts: Pt 1 Visceral Experiences and Creating … Continue reading

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Pt. 2 Engineering the Perfect Storm and Finding Balance

This is part two of the “Gut Punch your Audience with Emotion” presentation originally given at Fyrecon 2, June 23rd at Weber State University Davis. Here’s a handy link to the other parts of the series: Pt. 1 Visceral Experiences … Continue reading

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Pt. 1 Visceral Experiences and Creating Award Winning Drama

This is part one of the “Gut Punch your Audience with Emotion” presentation originally given at Fyrecon 2, June 23, 2018 at Weber State University Davis. Parts two and three are now available: Pt. 2 Engineering the Perfect Storm and … Continue reading

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Building a Rock Solid Foundation

This is the second part of the “Overcoming Ego for Better Head Space” presentation  given at Fyrecon 2 at Weber State University Davis. Find the first part here. Facing Your Truth Perhaps the biggest hurdle in being able to recognize … Continue reading

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Overcoming Ego for Better Head Space

These are the first half of the notes from the “Overcoming Ego for Better Headspace” presentation originally given at Fyrecon 2018 at Weber State University Davis. Don’t miss part two – Building a Rock Solid Foundation The creative world is a competitive one. … Continue reading

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Pt 3 Creating Fictional Rites and Rituals

The debut of this presentation is scheduled for Saturday, April 14th at the League of Utah Writers 2018 Spring Conference. This is the third part in the three-part series “Creating Fictional Rites and Rituals.” Here are handy links to the other … Continue reading

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Pt 2 Elements and Levels of Ritual

The debut of this presentation is scheduled for Saturday, April 14th at the League of Utah Writers 2018 Spring Conference. This is the second part in the three-part series “Creating Fictional Rites and Rituals.” If you’ve missed the other parts, here … Continue reading

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Pt 1 The Difference Between Rite and Ritual

The debut of this presentation is scheduled for Saturday, April 14th at the League of Utah Writers 2018 Spring Conference. This is the first part in a three-part series. If you missed the first two parts, go back and check … Continue reading

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The Idea Notebook

Fellow writer friends of mine have talked about how ideas seem to attack them at random. It’s as if this happens constantly and if they don’t stop what they’re doing immediately, they will forget their bolt of inspiration and it … Continue reading

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