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July 31, 2014

Contributing author: T.K. Millin

 

Half a year has now passed us by and I’m sure for some of you there are still a few unchecked boxes on your “Things to accomplish in 2014” checklist. If one those boxes happens to be, submit story to publisher, and the reason for it bei...

July 23, 2014

Contributing author: T.K. Millin

 

Have you ever read a book that its scenes had sound, smells and images embedded so strongly into the words that you instantly were transported into the pages as if you were sitting in a movie theatre? For example: While sitting along th...

July 15, 2014

Contributing authors: Team Efi Loo

 

Being able to create dialogue, which is meaningful and believable while at the same time moving the plot forward and helping to build character development, can be one of the greatest challenges an author faces. It’s also one of the m...

July 8, 2014

Contributing author: T.K. Millin

 

In Part One, we explored how the three elements of a scene: goal, conflict and disaster, plays a part in conveying plot. In Part Two, we’ll explore its counterpart, sequel, and how it plays a role in conveying story.

 

A sequel acts as a...

June 23, 2014

Contributing author: T.K. Millin

 

I’ve never met an author who said they just one day woke up and decided it would be cool to be a writer and set their life compass in that direction.  For most, wanting to write is a desire driven by a deep internal writer’s voice. Some...

June 16, 2014

Contributing author: Team Efi Loo

 

In Act One, we learned what Father Time and his archenemy, Tragedy, did to our little girl who dreamed big dreams, and in Act Two we discovered what led our little girl with big dreams to her epiphany.

 

With the last scene in Act Two be...

June 11, 2014

Contributing author: T.K. Millin

 

 

“The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” – Albert Einstein

 

In Part One, we explored two methods used for capturing time and space in fictional writing: summary and scene. Then, in...

June 2, 2014

Contributing author: Team Efi Loo

 

In Act One, we learned of a little girl who dreamed big dreams, but by the time she had grown up only a smidgen of them remained thanks to Father Time and his archenemy, Tragedy.

 

As our scene unfolds in Act Two, we’ll discover how the...

May 19, 2014

Contributing author: T.K. Millin

 

All writers start out as beginners. Whether they spent years in school or ventured out on their own in search of their dreams, there was an invisible start line etched across the beginning of their pathway to a writer’s life.

 

Like many...

May 12, 2014

Contributing author: T.K. Millin

 

“For us physicists believe the separation between past, present, and future is only an illusion, although a convincing one.” - Albert Einstein

 

In Part One, we explored two methods used for capturing time and space in fictional writing....

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June 16, 2014

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