how to write a story

Basics of writing

Perspectives on creative writing and storytelling

From Rick: What is creative writing? According to one Wikipedia article: “Creative writing is any writing that goes outside the bounds of normal professional, journalistic, academic, or technical forms of literature, typically identified by an emphasis on narrative craft, character

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Basics of writingNovel writing

Decisions when writing your story–Part 3

From Rick: NOTE: No post next week. The blog will resume on June 13. In the past two posts, I’ve talked about some major decisions you need to make when writing a novel, although these also apply to shorter works.

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Basics of writingNovel writing

Decisions when writing your novel–Part 2

From Rick: Last time, I talked about the big decision you must make when writing your story: Is your story idea/premise a brilliant one? What makes it brilliant? Is it something people will want to read? Don’t delude yourself into

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Guest postsHow to write a story

Five elements of romance fiction (Story series-Part 4)

Guest post by Sherri Ellerman ========== From Rick: Sherri Ellerman has been a very active member of Silver Pen since she joined several months ago. Aside from her activities and work at Silver Pen, she recently became the flash fiction

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