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“Đã bao giờ em bóc lịch

thấy qua vô nghĩa một ngày

rồi em ghi vào nhật kí

… ngày mai như ngày hôm nay…” 3,501 more words

Short Story Writing

It Ain’t Impossible Once Somebody Gets It Done

“To believe a thing impossible is to make it so.” – French Proverb

Everyone talks about the writer’s toolkit and all the utensils it should contain, but writers also need to have a storehouse equipped with a shelf that holds just one thing:

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The Dynamic Progression of Dual Protagonists (say what?)

Being normal and following the rules bores the pants off of you, so how do you shake up an otherwise blasé story? Why, you chuck in another protagonist, of course! 828 more words


Illegitimi Non Carborundum (no matter who they are)

The aphorism “illegitimi non carborundum.” is mock-Latin for “don’t let the bastards grind you down.”

This isn’t about handling the countless rejection letters you’ll receive if you plan to pursue writing as a profession.

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The Housekeepers

The five-day conference, “Alethea Lit Conference – Form without Substance? brought Irene to town. She was to lead the symposium O Still Voice of Calm… 1,787 more words


Simple Anatomy of a Plot Outline

Somewhere between the synopsis and the treatment lies the plot outline, also known as a one page. Typically one-to-three pages in length, the plot outline is the bare bones of your story before it’s fleshed out with action description and dialogue. 66 more words


Skip The Tell And Bring On The Show

“Show, don’t tell” is one of those bits of advice that gets handed to aspiring writers in writing courses, advice columns, blogs, seminars, and while it may seem simple on the surface, many scribes can’t differentiate the two in their own work. 485 more words