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by CageSage
Sun, 12 Jan 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: 7 Anchor scenes
Replies: 3
Views: 688

Re: 7 Anchor scenes

Right! I'm keeping that one pinned on my whiteboard - thanks!
by CageSage
Mon, 30 Dec 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: How Long did it take?
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Re: How Long did it take?

Sorry, it wasn't a 'show, don't tell' (or even a 'actions to demonstrate the feeling'). A motif is something that's subtext to the theme. The Shawshank Redemption has a theme of 'hope' but how does a writer demonstrate that theme (it's abstract, not concrete)? They use motifs. If most scenes have a ...
by CageSage
Mon, 30 Dec 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: How Long did it take?
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Re: How Long did it take?

It's not really in the time it takes to finish a story, it's more about what it takes to finish the story. I type fast, but that doesn't mean the story gets done fast. I can do the first draft in a short period of time, but the real story comes with finding the right places to shape the story. An ex...
by CageSage
Sun, 15 Dec 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Show? Tell? Says Who? Keep your distance!
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Show? Tell? Says Who? Keep your distance!

http://blog.janicehardy.com/2016/01/what-you-need-to-know-about-show-dont.html http://blog.janicehardy.com/2010/04/re-write-wednesday-dont-tell-me-why.html http://blog.janicehardy.com/2010/12/re-write-wednesday-send-up-red-flag.html http://blog.janicehardy.com/2011/01/cure-for-common-problem-how-pov...
by CageSage
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Ever considered doing a short story collection?
Replies: 6
Views: 1292

Re: Ever considered doing a short story collection?

Mixing up the lengths of each story in a collection is good - a couple of short shorts, a few longer pieces (3k), and one (or two) others?? The best thing about a collection of shorts (apart from the practice of writing tight) is that if you self-publish, the shorts collection can keep your name on ...

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