24 Feb

SETTING

Many young writers find writing setting a bit of a chore; they would rather get on with their story instead of describing the wallpaper.  However, setting can and should be much more than an inventory of your protagonist’s bedroom.  Setting is one of the primary ways a writer establishes a story’s mood, that is the […]

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02 Feb

MINING YOUR TRUTH

All fiction, whether it be realistic or fantastical, originates from something true in the author.  You may not be aware of this connection when you begin a story; in fact, I think it’s best if you don’t think about it when you’re starting out, so you don’t get scared off. At a certain point in […]

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