Posts Tagged "fiction writing"


In a previous post I admitted to struggling with writing fiction because I’ve been trained as a journalist. Describing a scene, developing a character, and writing dialogue are shared story components of both fiction and non-fiction, but creating it all “from thin air” as opposed to reporting reality can require a bit of a jump for newbie fiction writers. Here are 3 Tips I’ve used to help make the jump from...

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The Past I’m a planner by nature. In graduate school when I wrote papers I would take notes from sources, write an outline for my piece, organize my notes and sources into that outline and then, and only then, write my paper. Usually the process took a couple of weeks. I thought about the outline before actually developing it. I spent even more time thinking about the paper before actually writing it. This usually left me with...

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