If you’ve perused my blog at all, you may be familiar with a series of posts called The Four D’s. These posts stem from my experience as an MFA student at Pine Manor College in Boston, where I was fortunate enough to spend a semester under the mentorship of New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane.
On day 1 of our workshop, Dennis told us that all stories must have four things: depth of character, depth of story, depth of insight, and depth of language.
This simple set of “rules” has had a transformative effect on my writing, so I wanted to share it with other writers and did so in a series of blog posts. Now that the series is complete, I thought it would be more convenient to bring all the posts together in one place. So, if you are interested, just click the links below.