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Why You Should Be Reading Flash Fiction

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Kyle Massa Just like the name implies, flash fiction is short enough to read in an instant. But if you’re not reading it, here’s why you should be. Opinions vary on…

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Authors for Indies Event: Here We Are at the Sherwood Park BOOKWORM

How did we do on Saturday? Here are some pictures. Canadian Authors for Indies Day took place on Saturday, April 29, 2017 across the country, with independent bookstores and authors taking part in many provinces and territories. To view the … Continue reading

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Incidentally, I is for Inciting Force | #AtoZChallenge

The inciting force, often called the inciting incident, is “the event or character that triggers the conflict” (Elements of Literature, nps.gov). In essence, this is what kicks off the story. Narrative First discusses plot points and the inciting incident here, … Continue reading

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E is for Exposing Exposition | #AtoZChallenge

The Buzzle website defines exposition as “a literary technique used in at [sic] the beginning in novels and plays, in order to give background information about the characters and the circumstances.” Read these brief but informative Examples of Exposition from … Continue reading

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Self-editing: What are your options?

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Katie McCoach You’ve finished the first draft of your novel, now it’s time for revisions. We know that you’ll need a professional editor soon, but before that, what can you do…

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The Difficulties of Dialogue

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? ? by Teagan Berry Every writer has something that they struggle with. It’s just natural for this to happen – we’re not perfect. For some, it might be descriptive abilities they lack.…

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Tips for Ending a Short Story

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? ? by Sara Kopeczky It is a well known fact that short stories should go out with a bang. In shorter fiction, where you have a limited set of character and a…

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Prologues and Epilogues – Is There a Point to Them?

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Helena Fairfax Prologue and Epilogue. Do they have a use? Should they be used? Can you have one without the other? First of all, the Prologue. Oh, the dreaded question of…

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10 Tips For Editing Your Short Story

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Writer in Wedges So you have written your short story and cannot wait to release it into the world. But before doing that, it is important to take some extra time…

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Want to Write Great Fiction? Stop Using the “Logical” Side of Your Brain

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Lauren Sapala Every morning when I open my inbox a landslide of emails from the online writing community pour out. Blog posts, newsletters, classes and programs and retreats. And then I…

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