What Makes a Good Story, Post 2

What Makes a Good Story or Lessons I Learned the Hard Way A Blog Series by Faith Green   Post #2: Avoid Cliché (read last post)   Okay, okay, I know. If you’ve ever taken an English class in your life, then this post seems cliché. Isn’t it ironic? Oops, I...

What Makes a Good Story

What Makes a Good Story (Lessons I Learned the Hard Way) A Blog Series by Faith Green   Post #1: Write Without Evasion   “Are you going to write about me?” my boyfriend of one year asks, looking down at me with his brown-green eyes.   “Uh….” My own eyes...
Character Building

Character Building

By Justynn Newman   You have created a wonderful, detailed, and dynamic setting for your book to get place. Now you are on the right track. You conquered procrastination and you have your setting, and maybe even some of your plot.   The next step is to...
Comma Advice

Comma Advice

By Hope Hall   Commas are complicated. They come with too many rules and just as many exceptions to those rules. Even if you want to break the rules, you have to know them to break them. And once you know them, you can recognize when following or breaking the...
Patterns, Patterns Everywhere and Not a Drop of Ink

Patterns, Patterns Everywhere and Not a Drop of Ink

By Hope Hall I think that writing is taught much the same as we teach grammar. Teaching someone how grammar works is not teaching them to read. They must know how to read to understand grammar. Creative writing has patterns much like grammar has patterns. These...