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The power of a visual over verbal character revelation

If you are going to write a script and stick to the so called ‘classic structure’ then your character will have an arc, they will change, they will have a revelation, and use this new found knowledge about themselves in Act 3. 633 more words


Developing Your Novel's Story World

J. R. R. Tolkien referred to the world of the faery-tale as the author’s sub-creation. The truth is, all fiction has a sub-created world, or ought to. 774 more words


Story Premise - It's What Sells

For those aspiring writers like me who are seeking to publish, there’s an excellent blog post by Rick Riordan in which he addresses the idea that those with inside connections to agents/publishers have a much easier time getting published relative to everyone else. 261 more words


Visual Storytelling

The title ‘Tiger by the Tail’ came from some research into obsessive and depressive behaviour. Tiger by the tail is an expression that means ‘to be overwhelmed by’. 682 more words


Maddie Dawson goes to writing class

The Fairfield Writer’s Blog is pleased to welcome back novelist Maddie Dawson—author most recently of The Opposite of Maybe, published by Broadway Books in April 2014—as a guest poster. 1,333 more words

Writing Process

The Denouement - Wrapping Up Loose Ends

A novel’s plot structure, in its simplest outline, consists of an inciting incident, rising action, a climax, and the denouement also called the conclusion or resolution. 875 more words

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