Components of a Writing Program

Starting a Writing Program If you want to write, you will need to acquaint yourself with literature. The most often shared advice is that wannabe writers read voraciously. I say, that advice is for those who want to write. For those who would BECOME A WRITER, the advice is different and more specific. Create a writing program. As a self-defined writer, you are embarking upo...
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Granulation and Page Counts

Writing is the most difficult thing you will ever love outside of a spouse. It is not made easier even when you understand it completely. It is only satisfied when you do it, when you practice, when you produce over and over again. Writing is an incomprehensible, insatiable maw of time and energy yielding sweet rewards over time. Even if you completely understand your spouse or...
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Fiction Writing: Characters

Character development will be your most delicate task when you write. I say this because there is much to consider. Your characters are the ones that will give your story life. They will either be loved or disliked by your readers for who they are. It is your job as a writer to develop them and to set their individual tone. Think about your favorite television show, or a fav...
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Constructing the Narrative with Balance of Bias

A key for any writer be they novelist, journalist, copywriter, screen writer, or blogger is to construct the narrative. What does it mean to construct the narrative? The narrative is a justification for the state of the world AND a personal explanation for choices made. It is the WHY and the articulated meaning. Depending on the perspective of the viewer, it is an unfounded exc...
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