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The Secret Characters in Your Story: Setting & Description by Elizabeth MS Flynn

What lingers in your mind when you finish a great story? Sometimes it’s the hero or the heroine. Sometimes it’s the crisp, crackling dialogue that made you laugh out loud (sometimes in public, embarrassingly enough) or bawl (also sometimes in public, definitely embarrassingly enough). And sometimes, whether you realize it or not, it could even …
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Escaping Reality Through Writing And Creation Of Your Own Fictional Worlds by Chantel Fourie

No matter how small or uninteresting, we all have an escape to relieve us from the stress of everyday life. But what if your safe haven becomes a part of your reality? Let me start by how I got into writing and why: It was back in primary school when we started writing essays. I …
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A DRAMATIST’S TALE: Vicarious Living = Vivid Writing by Sally J. Walker

The imagination is a wondrous, complex, and forever growing arena of human existence.  Young children easily slip in and out of it as they play. Scientists—and the majority of adults– manipulate it to hypothesize problem solutions.  Of course, storytellers feed and nurture it for therein resides their reason for being alive.  Okay, all those statements …
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A DRAMATIST’S TALE: Writing Outside Your Comfort Zone by Sally J. Walker

A writer’s comfort zone means one uses concepts that flow easily.  The writer doesn’t have to dig into disturbing parts of life experience or research beyond his or her accepted intellectual capacity and interests.  Complexity or awareness of the ugly, dark side of life can expose discomfiting naiveté, ignorance and even vulnerability.  Nope, humans like …