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NOTES Part of the " Variety Is the Spice of Life, and I Need Some Tums " set of essays. For the others, see: Purple Fanfic's (total lack of) Majesty | Said Is Not a Four-Letter Word For a list of epithets used in various fandoms, see my epithets page. written December 2004
NOTES Part of the " Variety Is the Spice of Life, and I Need Some Tums " set of essays.
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Get creative story ideas, write your own book! Want to write a good book? Check out these tips on how to write a story that captures readers' attention from beginning to end:
on October 12th, 2010 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill and last modified on October 12, 2010 We’ve all read advice about the first chapter—how and where to begin a story; what makes for strong openings, depending on the genre; what not to include in the first paragraph or page of chapter one; what to include in a novel’s opening. We understand that a good opening chapter sets the tone and introduces lead characters and gets the plot rolling.
Posted by Dennis G. Jerz, on March 30th, 2011
Aspiring novelists are always intimidated by the classics, especially when it comes to writing the opening of the novel.
on August 11th, 2010 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill and last modified on April 11, 2012 Your first chapter , your opening scene, your very first words are an invitation to readers.
on June 14th, 2010 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill and last modified on November 8, 2010
Mar 2nd, 2009 | By John Roach | Category: Big Picture I’m going to fail you today.
Would you like to be a published poet? Would you like recognition for your work?
You won’t need to write a boring, uninformative and unpersuasive sentence like “Texting while driving is bad” if you can instead SHOW your point, through well-chosen details (such as statistics, specific examples, or personal stories) that SHOW in a persuasive way. Let’s consider this point: “This tired child needs a nap.” That’s pretty dry, so let’s try to make it more vivid and persuasive.
Good storytelling deals as much with how a story is told as it does with what a story is. The dramatic moments and insight into the characters and their conflicts all come from information gathered about those characters.