Category Archives: Fun

Keep it Simple: Keys to Realistic Dialogue (Part II)

Cris Freese continues with the informative post from Eleanore D. Trupkiewicz, whose short story, “Poetry by Keats,” took home the grand prize in WD’s 14th Annual Short Short Story Competition.

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https://goo.gl/M9jrKN

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Begin from the Middle: How to Start Your Story In Medias Res

By starting a story in the midst of action, writers can hook readers with a literary technique as old as the Greek epics—in medias res. Paul Buchanan explains how.

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https://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/writing-fiction-online-editor/begin-from-the-middle-how-to-start-your-story-in-medias-res

How to Mess Up Your Lead Character’s Ordinary Day

Making life difficult for our main characters is the lifeblood of the conflict and suspense that drives our stories. Here are some tips on how to that in some really excellent ways from James Scott Bell.

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https://killzoneblog.com/2018/10/how-to-mess-up-your-lead-characters-ordinary-day.html