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Sunday, January 25
Three Kinds of Micro Fiction: The Drabble, 55 Fiction and The Twabble
Today I want to do something different. I’ve just finished a five part series on the structure of genre stories and want to turn to ...
Thursday, January 22
A Three Act Story Structure: The Final Conflict (Part 5 of 5)
This is the final post in my series on the Three Act Structure for genre stories. Yes! (I always get a bit excited when I write the l...
Monday, January 19
A Three Act Story Structure: Act Three
Today I continue my series on the Three Act Structure for genre stories. First post: A Story Structure in Three Acts Second po...
Friday, January 16
The Second Half of Act Two: A Story Structure In Three Acts (Part 3 of 5)
For the past two posts I’ve been stepping through what I’m calling The Three Act Structure. (Which is slightly misleading since there...
Thursday, January 15
A Story Structure In Three Acts: Act Two
In my Last post , I examined Act One of the three act structure. Today, let’s look at Act Two. But, before we get to that, please kee...
Tuesday, January 13
A Story Structure In Three Acts
I’ve just finished a string of posts on the topic of critical reading ( Writing A Critique: Reading Critically ). While I was writing...
Sunday, January 11
How I Write A Critique
The Critique To recap: There are two parts or stages to writing a critique. The first part—what I’ve been talking about the past ...
Wednesday, January 7
Reading Critically: Try-Fail Cycles (Part 3 of 3)
Today I’m going to finish up the critical reading portion of these posts. We’ll finish examining the anatomy of a scene by taking a loo...
Monday, January 5
Reading Scenes Critically
Today I continue my two part series on reading critically. I had hoped to wrap things up today, but that’s not going to happen! Last ...
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