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A balancing act: keeping the reader informed and interested-Part 2

From Rick: I’m going to do something a little different this time to demonstrate how one balances two important aspects of a story: informing the reader and maintaining reader interest. I did a previous post on this, but here I’m

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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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