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24.12.2013 20:03    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Characters      Tags: characters  creating characters  melanie anne phillips  
When we speak of characters from a structural standpoint, there are very specific guidelines that determine what is a character and what is not.
29.08.2013 09:38    Comments: 0    Categories: Novel Outlining      Tags: outline  writing outline  creating fiction  story structure  
Structure is the most important technical aspect of any story. It brings solidity and focus to a story; yet it is often overlooked and misunderstood.
19.03.2013 01:39    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Horror      Tags: rita marie keller  horror  dark moment  creating  dark threat  
In horror fiction, there is always a dark threat, something that goes bump in the night, or whatever else you choose to call what your main character is afraid of.
08.03.2013 03:20    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Writing      Tags: tina morgan  sci-fi  creating  believable  aliens  
The Hubble telescope, the Voyager probe, DNA and the study of genetics have all changed the way we view our world..
06.03.2013 03:11    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Scenes      Tags: shruti chandra gupta  fiction writing  creating scenes  
Scenes are like bricks in a house. They are disjointed, but glued together. Scenes too need to stick together to create a structure that has beauty and system.
03.03.2013 04:36    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Writing      Tags: kat jaske  creative  fiction  writing  workshop  creating  story  
Get ideas from virtually any common, ordinary situation. Get out of your house to see real people and the real world and ideas will come from the most random places.
03.03.2013 04:30    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Writing      Tags: kat jaske  creative  fiction  writing  workshop  creating  story  
When writing a fiction novel, the author must craft a convincing, interesting story and create endearing or even dis-likeable characters.
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.
27.11.2012 16:37    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Writing  Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Horror      Tags: sarah todd  creating  environment  horror  story  
The best horror writers give their readers a scare; perhaps make them shiver with fear or squirm at vivid descriptions of a terrifying scene or a frightening character.
07.09.2011 20:59    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing Characters  Writing Craft  Writing Plot  Writing Style  Screenwriting      Tags: melanie anne phillip  creating characters from plot  characters  
If you already have a story idea, it is a simple matter to create a whole cast of characters that will grow out of your plot.
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