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by Nina Munteanu • 10 comments
Archetypes are found in nearly all forms of literature, with their motifs mostly rooted in folklore... and knowing them is a start to great writing.
The world of fairy tales and myth is peopled with recurring character types and relationships. Heroes on a quest, heralds and wise old men or women who provide them with “gifts” or motive, shady fello...
by Dan Tricarico • 35 comments
Today, I'd like to talk about some elements of good poetry and dispel even more myths.
Last week I talked about poetry's purpose and took a shot at dispelling some common myths associated with poetry. Today I would like to cover some elements of good poetry and discuss a handful of app...
by Laura Preble • 9 comments
Writing in the zone means riding that magic wave that pulses between being totally in control and being out of your mind, literally.
Sometimes when I write I’m totally in the zone. I am Mr. Ed with blinders on. I am riding up the tunnel of light toward the almighty whatever. Then sometimes, I’m in neutral. I’m stuck. I’m up to m...
by Justin C. Key • 7 comments
...shared with you.
For the sake of brevity, I'll keep this introduction short: I attend a weekly writing group of 6 talented writers. We critique each other's work and these are some of the most common comments. I thoug...
by Nina Munteanu • 14 comments
Compelling stories resonate with the universal truths of metaphor within the consciousness of humanity...
All stories consist of … common structural elements found universally in myths, fairy tales, dreams, and movies. They are known collectively as The Hero’s Journey — Christopher Vogler, “The Writer’s J...
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