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17.06.2011 02:05    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Tips      Tags: barzun's principles  rhetoric  
Barzun's Principles of Rhetoric
 
17.06.2011 02:00    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Tips      Tags: ursula le guin  discussion of story  
I define story as a narrative of events (external or psychological) which moves through time or implies the passage of time, and which involves change.
 
17.06.2011 01:59    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Tips      Tags: philip gerard  outlining  
The novel is an organic event that requires prepared ground to do its work.
 
17.06.2011 01:54    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Tips      Tags: flannery o'connor  form  
It is never wise to decide beforehand what length a thing will be. It will be as long as it takes to do it . . .
 
17.06.2011 01:38    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Writing  Fiction Elements  Writing Craft  Writing Tips      Tags: john gardner  form  short story  novella  novel  
A short story is a single movement with a single climax which "by the rule of elegance and efficiency" should contain the fewest scenes possible-perhaps three.
 
17.06.2011 01:25    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Scenes  Writing Book Excerpt  Fiction Elements  Writing Tips  Writing Craft  Fiction Writing      Tags: action scene  jordan rosenfeld  writer's digest books  
In this excerpt from Make a Scene by Jordan E. Rosenfeld, you'll find out: What an action scene can do for your story; When to use an action scene, How to open mid-action...
 
17.06.2011 01:14    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Structure  Writing Craft      Tags: structure  story writing  melissa jones  
The key to overcoming writer's block is structure. Counter intuitive as it may seem, giving yourself less freedom rather than more can help jump start the creative process.
 
09.06.2011 00:38    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Craft  Writing Narrative  Fiction Writing  Fiction Elements  Randy Ingermanson      Tags: creating  narrative slips  randy ingermanson  
One of those places is in a scene that would take quite a long time if shown in real-time.
 
07.06.2011 13:28    Comments: 0    Categories: Plotting  Writing Plot  Creative Writing  Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing Description  Writing Tips  Screenwriting      Tags: narrative  structure  narrative structure  james bonnet  
All great stories have the same underlying, universal structure - namely, there is a threat, either agent or perpetrator, that creates a problem that brings about a change...
 
06.06.2011 00:38    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Writing  Fiction Elements  Creative Writing  Plotting  Writing Plot  Writing Craft  Writing Tips      Tags: what can go into a plot  
We all tackle plotting differently. How you plot will be individual to you, as it is with every writer.
 
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