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Writing Devices and The Cult of Writing

Hey, guys! Sorry I’ve been away so long…I’ve been working pretty hard on Little Bird, and a new sci-fi story in first person present which, as my boyfriend requested, has both war and aliens in it. 851 more words


Flash Fiction - Writing in Second Person

Sometimes I feel I’ve reached a rut in which I’m only writing about the same old thing with the same old emotion. When this happens I try and spice it up a bit by writing in second person. 353 more words

Creative Writing

Writing Is A Bad Habit: Just Lie To Me a.k.a. The Unreliable Narrator

A key element to creating intriguing fiction is to have an air of mystery and the unknown during the plot.  It works on the basic premise of human curiosity.   515 more words


Writing Devices: Pros and Cons of Connectivity

By Joyce Audy Zarins

Mobility increases productivity. Although you write B.I.C. (Jane Yolen’s famous rule #1 on writing: keep your “Butt in Chair”), that chair now has wings. 997 more words

Writing Tools & Tips

A W-A-T-E-R Moment in Communications

‘The epilogue of The Three Ages–Keaton calls it a tag–is in three brief period scenes: Buster coming out of his home cave, followed by wife and nine fur-clad kids; out of his home villa, followed by his connubial matron and five little togas; and out of his home bungalow, followed by wife and one Pekingese.’ 606 more words


NaNoWriMo Countdown: 5 - Why NaNo?

I shouldn’t be writing this post.

What I should be doing is reading my history texts, perusing my essay sources, formulating theses, writing those weekly summaries, reading that book for the review, and so on. 424 more words


Fireworks: Jumping Off a Cliff

We’ve talked about many different types of “fireworks” this month as associated with all things books: debut day, romance, etc. But I have to say that, personally, my most favorite of all the literary fireworks in general is the one that just goes BOOM and then leaves you hanging. 245 more words