Sunday, September 21, 2014

What is a New Western

A New Western shares the same setting and themes as a Classic Western, but is likely to be more introspective, downbeat, anti-heroic, and morally ambiguous. Click this link to read more: What is a New Western?

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Man With Phone Photo Writing Prompt

The man in this photo writing prompt looks a bit like a fish out of water. He should spark some creative ideas as to how he, dressed as he is, got to where he is. Talk about a mismatch between snappy attire and bucolic surroundings! Click this link to read more: Man with Phone Photo Writing Prompt.

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

What is a Classic Western

There are three types of story in the western fiction genre – what I call Classic, New, and Modern. "Classic" means a Wild West story with heroism. Click this link to read more: What is a Classic Western?

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Writing Prompt - Describe a Character Struggling Back from Defeat

Here is a text writing prompt for you. Describe a character struggling back from defeat. You never know who has the right stuff to overcome adversity. Click this link to read more: Writing Prompt - Describe a Character Struggling Back from Defeat.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Near Death Experience of the Classic Western Novel

There are three types of story in the western fiction genre. They are Classic, New, and Modern. Here is the near-death experience of the Classic Western at the hands of the Big Five Publishers of New York City, and its miraculous recovery. Click this link to read more: The Near Death Experience of the Classic Western.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Man Lost in Thought Photo Writing Prompt

Here is another photo writing prompt for you, which illustrates the power of an ambiguous expression. What is this young man thinking? What emotion is he feeling? You could interpret his story a million different ways to fit several different genres. Click this link to read more: Man Lost in Thought Photo Writing Prompt.

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Word Count and Fiction Lengths

Why worry about word count? After you finish writing your fiction project to whatever length it needs to be, you must know its approximate length category to market it. Word Count and Fiction Lengths.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Communicating with Your Beta Reader

Your working relationship with your beta reader is based on trust. That starts with understanding each other’s expectations and communication style. Please read on for Communicating with Your Beta Reader.