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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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