Writer’s Digest Magazine November/December 2012 Online Exclusives
Develop Any Idea Into a Great Story: The BADS Technique Illustrated
BY ELIZABETH SIMS How do great authors develop stunning narratives, break away from tradition and move the form of fiction forward? They take whatever basic idea they've got, then move it away from the typical. No matter your starting point—a love story, buddy tale, mystery, quest—you can do like the great innovators do: Bend it. Amp it. Drive it. Strip it. It’s BADS, baby, it's BADS.