This page has grown so large over the past five years that I’ve split it up into four smaller pages.
Basic writing techniques used as background in Literary Forensics, including: Reading Techniques, Story Architecture, Scene/Chapter Considerations, Industry Resources, and current Top Sellers
This is Gary’s Big Kahuna diagram that shows the entire novel in a single graphic. There’s a lot on that chart: it overlays no fewer than seven unique axes of information onto the same timeline, so it’s difficult to decipher at first glance, and this page explains all.
It’s difficult to learn to read like a writer without reading a lot of books. Of course, any novel can be used in your investigations, but I have already curated a number of them. Every book on this page links to group study slides.
For you data nerds out there, a deeper dive into the AI and the NLP and all the good acronyms.