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22.01.2016 12:08    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Craft      Tags: randy ingermanson  writing career  writing stages  
Where are you in your writing career? I find it useful to categorize prepublished writers in one of four stages, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior.
 
22.01.2016 11:26    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Craft      Tags: randy ingermanson  writing  fiction writing  
There’s a bit of magic that happens to all writers at one time or another.
 
09.11.2015 11:12    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Craft      Tags: single effect theory  edgar allan poe  writing short stories  
WE HAVE always regarded the Tale (using this word in its popular acceptation) as affording the best prose opportunity for display of the highest talent.
 
11.07.2014 01:15    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Craft      Tags: randy ingermanson  craft  read  reading  fiction  reading fiction  
Years ago I was talking to a fellow novelist whom I’d just met and I asked him what his Top Five favorite novels were.
 
11.06.2013 18:20    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Craft      Tags: randy ingermanson  lead character  fiction writing  
A friend of mine asked me recently to reread the newest version of her first chapter. Some of her test readers had said that her lead character wasn't likable enough.
 
07.02.2013 17:28    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Dialogue      Tags: randy ingermanson  creating  dialogue  warr  dialogue is warr  
Fiction is about characters in conflict. That means that in most of your scenes, for most of the scene, your characters need to be in conflict.
 
22.12.2012 13:54    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Writing  Writing Advice  Writing Craft      Tags: p.d  james  writing  advice  writing advice  
Increase your word power. Words are the raw material of our craft. The greater your vocabulary the more effective your writing.
 
21.12.2012 01:43    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Writing  Writing Beginnings  Writing Craft  Writing Hooks      Tags: lucia zimmitti  hook  reader  first sentence  write  beginnings  
Let's face it: when you send your writing off in the hopes it will be published, every word is important. You wouldn't give yourself permission to get sloppy after page 37 ...
 
15.12.2012 20:33    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Exposition      Tags: renee miller  carlos cortes  writing  exposition  
A writer uses exposition to convey facts, establish place, add color, and relate past events.
 
15.12.2012 15:14    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing Craft      Tags: dave hood  writing  techniques  short story  janet burroway  
Learning to write fiction requires that you not only understand the elements of fiction, such as setting, plot, character, dialogue, theme ...
 
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