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Getting to know your fictional characters, inside and out, is crucial I’ve decided to change up the Writing Prompt process. I’m a goal-oriented […]
A lot of people adhere to the idea that you MUST write every single day. If you don’t, you’re not committed enough! In […]
When I first started writing, it was just for me. I met a friend on Monday nights twice a month. We used a […]
Funny story. I didn’t learn what an appositive was until I had to teach it, year after year, to classrooms full of 7th […]
I was an English major in college, and I taught English/Language Arts for a lot of years. One thing I realized early on […]
Types of Fictional Characters Teaching middle and high school language arts taught me a lot about the types of characters in fiction. I […]
Characters are at the Heart of the Story Characters are at the heart of every story. Without a strong hero, a book is […]
We’re wrapping up our Writing Prompt series on SETTING by looking at the connection between character and setting. Setting gives the reader a […]
Writer’s block is a phrase that gets tossed around a lot in the writing world. At writing conferences; at workshops; at organization meetings. […]
Using Dialogue to Convey Setting Setting in a story can be given through description (see Writing Promp #3). Last time we talked about […]