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16 Ways to Destroy your Writer’s Block

As writers we've all been there. We can be sitting before our computers or papers and stare at the blankness. The blank paper seems to reflect our minds in that state of writer's block. We seem to forget how easily ideas and writing come to us. Our once fluid keystrokes and sentences turn into stumbling… Continue reading 16 Ways to Destroy your Writer’s Block

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Theme: Beyond ‘Once Upon a Time’

First off, what is theme? Theme is how your story relates to reality and issues of life. In fairy tales theme was directly related to the lesson the story teaches children. For example: Hansel and Gretel- don't eat too much candy! Theme is one of the five elements of story that I summarized here: How to Start… Continue reading Theme: Beyond ‘Once Upon a Time’

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Types of Conflict and How to Apply Them

Conflict is one of the five elements of story, which I briefly explained here: How to Start Writing. Conflict is defined in literature as: a literary element that involves a struggled between two forces. According to the website Daily Writing Tips, there are 7 Types of Narrative Conflict. These 7 conflicts can be group into two… Continue reading Types of Conflict and How to Apply Them