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Writing Process

My Draft Zero Process

My Draft Zero Process

I have a unique approach to creative writing I call the Draft Zero Process. My Draft Zero Process might be something similar to what other writers do. It may only be a new perspective on a well established work-flow, but because it has made such a significant impact...

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The Writer’s Spaceship

No matter if you're writing non-fiction, sci-fi romance, or YA historical high fantasy, every author could benefit from having a writer's spaceship. We're creative people, but we can be distracted. Sometimes, words don't fly onto 'the paper' as often or as frequently...

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Deep Structure

On writetodone.com, Dr. John Yeoman writes tips on creating Deep Structure in short stories. This was a nice article that gives tips and describes why the tips create better stories. He describes 'Deep Structure' as the depth the reader feels in a story, the...

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More on Short Story Structure

On my investigation of short story structure, I came across Larry Brooks, the Story Fixer, and this article. The article is great, and he advocates that short stories need all the same aspects that novels do, but those aspects don't need to be written. He describes...

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Short Story Structure

I'm curious about short story structure, and I'm starting my research by checking out some articles I've found online. First up: The Structure of a Short Story, by James R. Hull. James likens the story to the process of problem solving, and makes an analogy comparing...

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My Writer’s Journey

I've been writing for a good while, but I want to explore the craft and expand my skills. At the advice of a good friend, I'm going to blog about my writer's journey and about what I learn. One area I've not played with much, is writing shorts. I certainly read less...

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