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by Justin C. Key • 7 comments
'No long piece of work is written alone.'
I'm working on a new writing project with a company (I'd tell you what it is, but then I'd have to kill you...it's in my contract) and recently wrote a short story about a third grade teacher who is t...
by Nina Munteanu • 17 comments
There are points in almost every story where exposition is necessary. Most stories would suffer without information that adds past, context and overview.
In fiction, exposition breaks away from the ongoing action of a scene to give information. It can be a paragraph or go on for several pages. Exposition often provides contextual information critical f...
by Dan Tricarico • 10 comments
As the old saying goes "Writing is re-writing."
Writers are a lot like sculptors, except that we have an extra step. Sculptors take a block of clay and cut away all the parts that don’t look like a horse, or a knight on a steed, or a bust of Donal...
by Laura Preble • 12 comments
Creating a detailed, inviting, and consistent world is tantamount to playing God. I don't think I'm up to the task. What about you?
Have you ever read a book or a series and felt totally immersed in a fictional world so detailed it felt more real than real life? I had that experience when I read Tolkien as a teenager; now I’m...
by Justin C. Key • 3 comments
Sometimes you have to tear something down to build it back up.
A couple weeks ago I posted about finishing a story through because every part of the journey is valuable. However, I'm currently restarting my novel from the beginning, after only 80 pages in. Why?...
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