Stephen Brophy

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Take Your Story up Several Levels by Editor Jodie Renner

I have a passion for editing, and since I write about the editing process, I want to share a little story with you.<p>This story involves <b>Jodie Renner</b>, …

Writing

How To Edit Your Own Lousy Writing

If…<br>You don’t write as well as you would like to;<br>And you keep trying to improve by writing more first drafts, each time hoping they’ll be better;<br>And …

How to write a character unlike you

<i>Today we have a guest post, courtesy of ESL teacher Ethan Miller.</i>Character creation is a key element of writing a novel. Authors, knowingly or …

What a Novel Looks Like Before It’s a Novel

In the long game that is novel-writing, the most mysterious element is the first draft: the rough attempt at shaping a story, the often never-seen …

Writing

The ABCs of Story: Plots, Subplots, and Sub-Subplots

The arrangement of a narrative is often singular in its focus: It details the peaks and valleys, dips and pivots, of a single story. But a single …

Writing third person limited narration: Examples and tips

Point of view in fiction often seems complex. Yet stripping back to essentials and looking at examples makes it easier to get POV right. Read a …

Inner monologue examples: Writing characters’ secret lives

Internal or inner monologue is a useful literary device. Dialogue reveals character relationships, their converging or competing goals. Inner …

How I Do It: Anne Rice on Writing Technique

Gothic novelist Anne Rice was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the author of over 30 novels. Her first novel, Interview with the …

Writer's Notebook

Glossary of Grammatical and Rhetorical Terms<p>A <i>writer's notebook</i> is a record of impressions, observations, and ideas that may eventually serve as the …

The Rough Draft By...

In the first part of this series, I listed some of the insights I wish I’d known before I set out to become a writer. Those insights might not be …

Writing