Suggestions on how to analyze a poem and apply what you’ve learned to your own work take up the first part of Word Carver. This picture shows how to do double-column analysis, as explained in the broadcast. Next, put a bit more suspense in your novel. I spoke at the Columbus Writer’s Conference hosted by Columbus State in May on how to do just that. Here are some of the highlights from that presentation. Click on the link to take you to the page that hosts the podcast.