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by Nina Munteanu • 10 comments
When writing sensually, to not connect a described sense to a memory or emotion is to miss a very important opportunity as a storyteller.
A while ago, as I was driving along a winding country road on my way to Bridgewater from Lunenburg, I ran across the smoke of a small fire. They were obviously doing some roadside clearing. Without...
by Dan Tricarico • 9 comments
Using our five senses can create a stronger sense of realism for our readers.
Everything we know about this world, we learn through our five senses of sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell. Consequently, if fiction writers want to recreate the experience of the real world for...
by Laura Preble • 9 comments
Taking a story in the wrong direction can be painful, but the result of fixing it can lead to wonderful destinations.
Have you ever driven to somewhere unfamiliar to you, taken a wrong direction, and had to turn back? I have. Actually, I do it pretty frequently, in life and in writing. One of the most painful wri...
by Nina Munteanu • 14 comments
Doing research for your story can be daunting and even intimidating. It's important for reasons you may not think of.
Research is something many writers dislike and find daunting or even intimidating. Research for your book or short story will take on many forms from subtle to obvious and from non-directed (opportuni...
by Dan Tricarico • 8 comments
Fine writing can inspire, but it can also paralyze.
DAVID SEDARIS Not long ago, after an especially busy period in my life, I finally forced myself to sit down and read an entire book--Me Talk Pretty One Day, a collection of essays by humorist David...
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