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Writing Point of View - Part 1

Today’s post begins a series on Point of View. The series will cover the basics as well as a number of advanced concepts.

Point of view (POV) is how you show your story to the reader. 905 more words


10 Lessons I’ve Learned in 10 Years of Storytelling

I’ve been writing for a long time. I’ve come a long way since my first “book.” I have yet to publish anything for real, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t learned from my experiences. 1,345 more words

Meg Dowell

Critique Group - Rain or Shine

It’s time to critique again. Let’s not be too much like Rafiki and hit anyone over the head, though sometimes pain from critiques do help us remember how to avoid mistakes. 1,170 more words

Writing Tips

How to Develop a Good Character - Guest Post by Rebecca LuElla Miller

Fundamental to any good novel is a good character, but what makes a character “good”?

When I first started writing, I had a story in mind, and my characters were almost incidentals. 1,098 more words


Story Development - Wanted, A Superhero to Save the World Part 5

In our ongoing lessons on story development, I give you part 5 of “Wanted, A Superhero to Save the World.” You can read Part 1 here… 1,502 more words


Writing Tip - Triumph and Satisfaction

Now that you have ramped up your story’s intensity and brought it to a heart-racing climax, how do you finish?

Writing teachers often call the final part of a story the denouement (pronounced day-noo-mah). 412 more words


Setting Your Mind On Fire

The Oxford Dictionary defines inspiration as “a sudden brilliant idea” while The Webster’s New World claims it is “any stimulus to creative thought or action.” Both of these are beautiful definitions for an equally beautiful word. 562 more words