L.A. Kennedy

Beyond the story

Here are the principles of story structure that you need to apply to your writing in order to get the ending of your fiction right. Brian Klems There are more than a few writers and teachers out there, many of them orders of magnitude more famous than I am (not hard to do), who don’t …

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To pitch the right agents, you first need to know exactly what it is you’re pitching. Learn the subtle differences among the many subgenres of suspense—and how to meet and exceed expectations in every one. David Corbett One of the first things to consider when setting out, therefore, is what kinds of expectations your story …

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By Harry Guinness Writing is hard, but don’t overlook the difficulty — and the importance — of editing your own work before letting others see it. Here’s how. The secret to good writing is good editing. It’s what separates hastily written, randomly punctuated, incoherent rants from learned polemics and op-eds, and cringe-worthy fan fiction from …

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