Tag Archives: writing

  1. 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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  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. 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. 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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  6. Where to begin…The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

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    June 15, 2016 by bradcharlesbeals

    Can the narrative mode work better at description than the descriptive mode itself? The opening to Ron Hansen’s bestseller says, …
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  7. 6 places where FAT likes to hide: OR the hardest thing about writing

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    March 20, 2014 by bradcharlesbeals

    Extra words don’t make better writers any more than extra fat makes better people. But as my students and clients …
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