Outside the lines

While reading the number of writer’s rules out there, you find the same reason why they’re set in place; to avoid predictability in stories.  This touches upon the reasons why you don’t start with weather, or a dream sequence, or get into so much description that the action gets stifled. Its all been done before. …

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Pieces and parts of a good story

Many writers hope to gain ‘the secret’ to to the Great Novel. You know the novel; the one that will make you millions, grant you fame, and change lives for others all over the world? With the number of would-be authors, they often ask how to write compelling stories. A story, however, is made of …