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by Justin C. Key • 7 comments
How George RR Martin made me care about his characters. (Warning, vague spoilers for Game of Thrones, Book 1/1st Season....no names/positions mentioned)
I just finished Game of Thrones, Book 1 of Song of Ice and Fire yesterday, and I'm freaking pissed. If you've read the book, or have watched the series (since they've stayed pretty true), you know wha...
by Nina Munteanu • 16 comments
It’s not what you think it is…
It’s not what you think it is… There’s a poignant scene near the end of the 2005 movie “Coach Carter” where a student finally responds to Carter’s insistent question of “what is your deepest fear?”...
by Dan Tricarico • 13 comments
Pursue your writing goals. Any time. Anywhere.
We’ve all met those people who have said to us, “Oh, I’ve always wanted to write a novel. I just don’t have the time.” Here’s a very important writing secret I’ll share with you: NONE of us has th...
by Laura Preble • 4 comments
Reading and writing fiction is an intimate experience between two smart people. The world needs more of this.
How many times have you read a book, then watched the movie and felt cheated? I do this so often, I wonder why I bother. I mean, I pick up a novel, become immersed in the rich description and the...
by Nina Munteanu • 11 comments
Author, Elsa Neal suggests that writers inadvertently shift tenses because they mix up dialogue (usually in the present tense) with narrative (usually in the past tense).
Have you taken the time to consider tense in your story? While most stories are told in the past tense (e.g., Vinnie ran out of the house), I’ve seen many written in the present tense (e.g., Vinnie ru...
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