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Archive for July, 2011
by Nina Munteanu • 8 comments
Enhance Reader Ease by Addressing Paragraphs in Your Revision.
Ever so often I get a story from a student that reads like one long run-on sentence… A James Joyce special of stream-of-conscious… In fact, what the writer had done is write many sentences without bre...
by Dan Tricarico • 19 comments
Words are silly.
A famous actor lying on his deathbed was once asked if dying was difficult, and with great effort he shook his head. “No,” he said. “Dying is easy. Comedy’s hard.” Apparently meeting one’s...
by Laura Preble • 8 comments
What do you feel when your story is through? Grief or glee?
I just finished my novel! Here’s the weird part: I feel a big letdown. I know, this could be my Irish tendency for melancholy peeking out, but it happens every time I finish something. I have a sen...
by Justin C. Key • 5 comments
It's all about scope and framing.
Choosing your point of view can be one of the most important parts in writing your story, but don't let it stress you out. Unless you already have a specific idea of what point of view will work best...
by Nina Munteanu • 15 comments
The "voice" of your story is influenced by your audience—youth, adults, crazy people, etc.—as well as the subject matter and general overall theme of the story.
The term “Voice” describes various aspects of a writer’s expression in story; it includes your unique writing style and the style you’ve chosen to adopt for the particular story you’re telling. The vo...
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