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How to Write a Genre Story
Sunday, March 14
How to Write a Genre Story: Making a Character Memorable: Strengths and Flaws
What makes a character memorable? Deborah Chester writes in her article, Bonding with Your Characters : "We want readers to either love...
Wednesday, March 10
How to Write a Genre Story: Characters: How to Show Not Tell
Supporting Characters versus Main Characters We want some characters to be one-dimensional, characters such as the impatient pizza delivery...
Monday, March 8
How to Write a Genre Story: Characters: Homo Fictus
Characters--Homo Fictus--are the raw material from which stories are created, but who are these entities who populate our stories and how do...
Friday, March 5
How to Write a Genre Story: Characterization and Character Description
( Note: I'm starting a series of interviews with other writers. If you would like to discuss being interviewed, please contact me on Twi...
Saturday, February 27
How to Write a Genre Story: Setting: How to Show Not Tell (Part 2)
Summary: Setting is an essential part of good writing because a well developed setting helps a writer show rather than tell. Each object in ...
Thursday, February 11
How to Write a Genre Story: Setting and the Hero's Journey (Part 1)
In the last few posts I’ve discussed a story’s setting. Today I want to discuss a story’s setting and how it changes in the context of the h...
Sunday, February 7
How to Write a Genre Story: Setting and Character (Part 3)
This post is a continuation of yesterday's post BUT in what follows I don't talk about horror stories. Alas. Horror stories are ver...
Saturday, February 6
Writing a Horror Story: Or, how to scare the pants off someone! (Part 2)
( FYI, this post is part of my How to Write a Genre Story series. By rights I should have titled it How to Write a Genre Story: Setting and ...
Wednesday, February 3
How to Write a Genre Story: Setting (Part 1)
There are many stories that don't fit the hero’s journey. For example, the movies Psycho and The Princess Bride. And that's great! ...
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