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by Laura Preble • 7 comments
When researching, how do you know when enough is enough? Trust your gut.
I am a curious person by nature. I love to learn new things. But when I am working on a novel, I find that I don’t have a good sense of when to stop researching things that are either directly or marg...
by Nina Munteanu • 13 comments
Titles can determine whether a story is read, in what spirit it’s read, and whether it’s remembered by name or forgotten.
Think of the title to your story as the ultimate headline. It’s the first thing an editor reads of your work. Titles are often used by one reader to describe the story to another reader. According...
by Aimee Laine • 28 comments
Please, someone, tell me what to look for when I'm critiquing and whether to use a shovel or pen.
A note from Alex: This is the second post in a 3-part series of guest posts by the ever-awesome Aimee Laine. Sentences. Paragraphs. Scenes. Poems. Chapters. Flash Fiction. Short Stories. Articles....
by Dan Tricarico • 11 comments
What "-isms" are you including in your fictional world without even realizing it?
In my high school drama class, the teacher used to watch our scenes and monologues and comment on what she called our "-isms," those subconscious behaviors we were completely unaware of enacting while...
by Laura Preble • 8 comments
Lovers of word lightning and high powered love storms! Get on the Poetry Revival right now!
I do not generally go looking for poetry. But a few months ago, it found me, and we’ve been close ever since. Kym, former student of mine, said, “You’ve got to come to this poetry concert with me!...
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