In the Beginning: How to start a novel

In the Beginning: How to start a novel

What makes a good novel beginning? How do you capture a reader’s (or agent’s) attention? How much detail should you have before it becomes too much? Working on slides for my writing course got me really thinking about the beginning of novels. Everyone says...
The Art of the Short Story

The Art of the Short Story

I used to play around with short stories. I didn’t think there was much to them. They were a novel in miniature without all the detail and fluff. Well, no. Not exactly. It’s great to have an opinion on something when you have little experience actually doing it. Like...
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