Getting There

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When I work from piece to piece, I think about what it is I want to say, and then I write it, or when working with my camera, I set the shots up and take hundreds of them. I give careful and deliberate thought to my work, and other times, I allow pure creativity to […]

In Medias Res

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In medias res most accurately mirrors life, which is why I’m so drawn to this narrative style. What is in medias res? This Latin phrase means “into the middle of things.” It’s a storytelling technique which begins the story from the midpoint of action without any knowledge of what preceded it. As a writer, writing […]

Author Interview: John Scalzi

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JOHN SCALZI is one of the most popular and acclaimed SF authors to emerge in the last decade. His massively successful debut Old Man’s War won him science fiction’s John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His New York Times bestsellers include The Last Colony, Fuzzy Nation, and Redshirts; which won 2013’s Hugo Award […]

Author Interview: Lin Enger

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Lin Enger is the author of two novels, The High Divide (Algonquin, September 2014) and Undiscovered Country (Little, Brown, 2008).  He received his MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and teaches English at Minnesota State University Moorhead.  In the 1990s he collaborated with his brother, the novelist Leif Enger, on a series of mystery novels […]

About Writing Secrets

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There’s nothing like a deliciously good secret that keeps a reader reading; the one that comes to mind is from Charles Dickens’ novel, Great Expectations. It’s the secret of Pip’s benefactor, as well as many others in the novel, which keeps the reader in suspense and turning the page. Writer Frances Susanne Brown, explores the […]

Writing Techniques

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I have enjoyed this post that appeared on Jane Friedman’s site, 8 Writing Techniques to Win You a Pulitzer by Joe Bunting. Here’s a synopsis: Write Long Sentences Write Short Sentences Be Lyrical Make an allusion to Classics, like Moby Dick Use an Eponym in Naming Your Characters Be Descriptive Write a Story Within a […]