Tag 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. 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.¬†Most fiction, whether classic or …
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  3. Cure for writer’s block

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    October 11, 2016 by bradcharlesbeals

    Knowledge. That’s the cure for writer’s block. Knowledge. And here’s the first thing you need to know: THAT THERE’S NO …
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  4. Where to begin…Fahrenheit 451

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    August 20, 2016 by bradcharlesbeals

    A little bit of tension, and we’re hooked at page one. From Fahrenheit 451¬† by Ray Bradbury: It was a …
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  5. To be a better writer, become a better reader

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    September 2, 2013 by bradcharlesbeals

    To get better at writing, a writer needs to read, and read a lot. But not just anything. And not …
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  6. Why Write? because DREAMS are stubborn things

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    January 24, 2013 by bradcharlesbeals

    When I was a boy I would dream of the world emptied. Of all humans but me. I never worked …
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  7. The good sentence is a well-secured load

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    January 11, 2013 by bradcharlesbeals

    A sentence carries its meaning as a truck its load. The good driver secures it carefully. He cuts weight: innocuous …
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