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Three-Dimensional Writing by Karen S. Wiesner

Applied to writing, the word three-dimensional is easy to define as solid, realistic, rounded, and lifelike, even living. The hard part for authors comes in translating these concepts into the craft of writing. Most writers know what is not three-dimensional writing. Simple words and phrases convey what’s lacking: flat, cardboard, paper doll, archetypal, convenient to …
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Fiction Can Expand Your Mind by Lynn Kinnaman

Those of us who love reading know the experience of following clues with Nancy Drew (Carolyn Keene), floating the Missouri with Huck Finn (Mark Twain), tumbling down rabbit hole in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll), facing the horrors of book-burning in Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury) or the terrifying utopia of Brave New World (Aldous …