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Archive for April, 2011
by Laura Preble • 20 comments
Making life, and death, tough for your characters can make them (and you) grow.
Last year, I went to a writing conference in Big Sur, toting with me the draft of my novel Punk Boy Mysterious. I was stuck. I was hoping to get unstuck. It was the story of a middle-class girl,...
by Justin C. Key • 13 comments
A few tips I've extracted from my own personal experience on taking criticism.
Although I don't submit my writing nor do I critique here at Scribophile, I do face criticism on a weekly basis with my writing group, so I'd like to think that I can relate. From my experience, here...
by Nina Munteanu • 7 comments
Story-people are made-to-order to do a specific job...
Fiction characters have a dramatic function and a role in advancing the plot and theme of your story. They need a reason to be there. Your characters need to appear real without being real. Charact...
by Dan Tricarico • 9 comments
Exploring four of the most important considerations in expository writing.
No, I'm not talking about The Marvel Comics group of super heroes that include a woman no one can see and a man who can turn himself into stone (he's got nothing, by the way, on my high school governm...
by Laura Preble • 21 comments
Is it nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous literary fiction, or to take pens against a sea of crappy writing, and by opposing, end it?
I read trash sometimes. There, I’ve said it. I don’t always pick up the latest Junot Diaz novel, or re-read James Joyce. Sometimes I like to escape into Charlene Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse universe...
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