Author Archives: Cara Wood

About Cara Wood

Cara Wood is a member of the 2015 GrubStreet Novel Incubator class. A PR and marketing professional by day, she holds a master’s degree in communication from Clark University. You can follow her on Twitter @theory2life.

Why it’s so difficult to pitch perfect

Think of your favorite movie. Perhaps it is hard for you to narrow down the list. But chances are when you try to think of the best film you’ve ever seen in your life, a few things happen. You remember…

Character Arcs to Warm the Heart

You could chalk it up to nostalgia: Re-watching a childhood classic to remember a loved one or a Christmas past. But often, I find turning to classic Christmas movies can be a way for me, my family and friends to…

Of Poetry, Sounding Good and Being Useful

I took a course called Technical Writing in grad school. The professor assigned a short manual that he had written himself as the required reading. He spent a lot of the time talking about the precision of language required to…

So, what should our heroes look like now?

I admit it, I’ve fallen in love with my share of anti-heroes. Whether it is Lady MacBeth for her unapologetic ambition, Scarlett O’Hara’s vanity (and great taste in hoop skirts), or even the cruel seduction tactics of Lestat de Lioncourt…