Advanced Writing

Advanced Writing
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The TitleThe Title
Ray Bradbury wrote a thousand words a day for ten years before he sold anything. One day, he had an idea, born out of a pair of words: “The Lake.” These words blossomed into …

Character FlawsCharacter Flaws
Why do people like Han Solo more than Luke Skywalker?   Why are some characters more popular than others? What makes a character interesting?  Why are villains sometimes more …

Multiple OpponentsMulitple Opponents
Have you ever wondered how to broaden your story?  Writers are always lookiong for ways to increase the conflict in their tales – t o make it bigger, to make it better.  A typical story engages a single here…

Multistrand Plotlines Multistrand Plotlines
The best writers work in television. One of their most effective techniques are multistrand plotlines. Some stories work fine with a single hero pursuing one goal, but occasionally, a story will get boring in the …

MetaphorMetaphor
If your writing is flat and uninteresting, if your stories need more zest, if your novels could use a fresh makeover, you should start using one of the oldest writing techniques, which is also one of …

 

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