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Increase Character Conflict - Guest Post by Camy Tang

Here are some tips for making a bland or episodic story more interesting by introducing deep character conflicts.

Sometimes, a writer will get feedback that the characters are unlikable or uninteresting, or the story is only “okay.” This is usually a good indication that the story needs more conflict. 673 more words


An Afternoon with Hemingway

In 1964 Edward Stafford wrote about the unforgettable afternoon that he spent with Ernest Hemingway. Here are some quotes from Hemingway, from the article written by Stafford: 218 more words

Advice For Writers

The Scent of Her Soul: Part 4 - Finding Amy

Content warning. This story is designed for adults and mature teens. It involves sex trafficking and mentions rape, drugs, and nudity. There is no “on-screen” sex, but the aftermath of rape is on-screen, including the presence of nude, partially nude, and/or drugged girls as they are rescued by the hero. 1,611 more words


I am offering writing advice.

I am offering writing advice not out of desperation or anything but as a service. I do not claim to know everything about writing but I have picked up quite a lot in my time writing. 83 more words


Fire Birds, phenomenal nonfiction for science lovers

Fire Birds

Fire Birds: Valuing Natural Wildfires and Burned Forests by Sneed B. Collard III. 2015. Bucking Horse Books.

Genre: Nonfiction science picture book.

Ages: 2,314 more words

Book Reviews

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Last Semester’s Static Visual

Last semester my Comp II students examined and analyzed a graphic very different than yours.

Their reactions were various, eventually. For a while, they stumbled and couldn’t say much of anything at all. 498 more words

A01: Je Suis Charlie

Teachers' Lounge: The Perfect Analogy

A simile is a comparison using the word like or as.

A metaphor is a comparison the does not employ the word like or… 352 more words