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Writing Novellas Helps You Hone Tighter Writing Skills by Catherine Chant

Crafting a novella is a great way to learn to write tighter, which helps with novels as well, but is very important with writing a novella. Due to the novella’s shorter length, the story needs to move quickly. You don’t have time for long car journeys and heavy introspection. Economy of words has never been …
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A DRAMATIST’S TALE: Jeopardy vs. Violence by Sally J. Walker

Sex and violence: the only way to pique interest? Time and again we hear “Hollywood just wants sex and violence.” Both concepts are subtle referrals to survival of the fittest. Think about it. Depicting sexual attraction implies the search for a mate and the ultimate continuation of the species in the unknown future. Violence implies …