Category Archives: fiction

  1. The Central Static Character

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    November 15, 2016 by bradcharlesbeals

    A few years ago I wrote here that as writers we shouldn’t be afraid of leaving a character static as …
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  2. Where to Begin…Lord of the Flies

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    November 11, 2016 by bradcharlesbeals

    Lord of the Flies by William Golding Book beginnings have always fascinated me. Maybe it was the opening of Genesis …
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  3. Voice and the elusive 2nd person

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    November 8, 2016 by bradcharlesbeals

    Narrative voice refers to the different forms that point of view can take in story telling.┬áMost fiction, whether classic or …
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  4. Always the last to know

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    September 29, 2016 by bradcharlesbeals

    If you looked at everything I’ve posted about writing, you’d think Annie Dillard and I were good friends. I quote …
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  5. Blood Bound Promo Video

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    September 24, 2016 by bradcharlesbeals

    This was fun to make (and a LOT harder than I imagined).

  6. Where to begin…The Crossing

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    August 30, 2016 by bradcharlesbeals

    The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy Years ago, I picked up a copy of The Crossing at the East Lansing Public …
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  7. Are these book reviews? An explanation…

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    August 22, 2016 by bradcharlesbeals

    I’ve tried blogging often and for different reasons, but I’ve never come up with one (blog or reason) that stuck …
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