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11.10.2013 12:46    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Setting      Tags: crawford kilian  setting  character  
For many of us, the setting of a story is a matter of convenience: We set it in our own town because we know the place.
 
26.09.2011 00:09    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Novel Writing  Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Characters  Writing Tips      Tags: character in fiction  characters  fiction  crawford kilian  
Plausible, complex characters are crucial to successful storytelling. You can develop them in several ways.
 
05.07.2011 20:04    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Tips      Tags: crawford kilian  writing advice  novel writing  handouts  course  
17 separate “handouts” from my commercial fiction course. They range from good work habits to the reading of contracts.
 
05.07.2011 20:01    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Tips      Tags: crawford kilian  work habits  
Different writers face different advantages and drawbacks in forming good writing habits.
 
05.07.2011 19:58    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Tips  Writing Story      Tags: crawford kilian  story  
If your novel or short story is going to work, it's going to need all the right components.
 
05.07.2011 19:55    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Tips  Writing Style      Tags: crawford kilian  style  checklist  fiction writers  
As you begin to develop your outline, and then the actual text of your novel, you can save time and energy by making sure that your writing style requires virtually no copy editing. In the narrative:
 
05.07.2011 19:51    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Manuscript  Writing Craft  Writing Tips      Tags: crawford kilian  manuscript format  
Once your book appears in print, your publisher will return your manuscript as “dead matter.” At that point it's of interest only to future Ph.D. candidates.
 
05.07.2011 19:47    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Tips      Tags: crawford kilian  storyboarding  
“Storyboarding” usually means arranging a sequence of images for a film or commercial. But you can storyboard a novel also, and it can be a helpful way to organize the plot.
 
05.07.2011 19:43    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Plotting  Writing Plot  Writing Craft  Writing Tips      Tags: crawford kilian  ten points on plotting. plotting  
Nothing should happen at random. Every element in a story should have significance, whether for verisimilitude, symbolism, or the intended climax.
 
05.07.2011 19:40    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Tips  Writing Synopsis      Tags: crawford kilian  story synopsis  synopsis  
The story synopsis or outline can take many forms; it has no rigid format. But the synopsis, like the manuscript, should be double-spaced and highly legible, with frequent paragraphing.
 
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