Category Archives: Writing Fiction

The Writer’s Muse – Some Writers Talk about their Muse – Not All Writers Have a Muse – Research Revealed Scarcity of Factual Information on The Muse Issue – This is a Disclosure of What I Found –

According to Wikipedia.com, Muses originated in Greek Mythology. Nine daughters of god and goddess Zeus and Mnemosyne named Calliope, Clio, Euterpe, Erato, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, and Urania, were said to be the goddesses of the inspiration of literature, science, … Continue reading

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Why Do Readers Choose to Read Several Books by the Same Author – I Researched this Issue – What Did I Find – We Do This because We Like the Author – BUT We Don’t Know the Author – Do We – What Do We Discover about an Author by Reading the Author’s Writing – The Author’s VOICE –

I personally have read many novels. When I want another novel to read, I’ll often look specifically for books written by authors I already know I like. If I cannot find a book written by one of those familiar authors, … Continue reading

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Being Who Am I – Am I Who I Was Meant to Be – The Answer to the Question Is …

I’ve written a book, but that is not who I am, yet it is part of who I am, because my personal background and experiences are undetectably imbedded into the words of its pages. I can articulate who I am … Continue reading

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Reading a Dean Koontz Novel from His Odd Thomas Series – I Had to Know How Koontz Did This – How Could a Protagonist in a Suspense Thriller Become the Subject of a Series – I Found Out –

My relaxation station is a love-seat with a bench that I use as a coffee table and footstool. Picture that. It works. I rest my feet on the bench and read books on my Kindle. This afternoon I read a Dean Koontz novel, one from his … Continue reading

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Blog Writers – Novel Writers – Non-fiction Writers – Biographers, Historians, Journalists, Grant Writers – Technical Writers – Textbook Writers – All Writers – How Are Writers Influenced by Other Writers – How Does a Writer Acquire that Unique Style of His or Her Own – How Does One Develop an Expertise in One’s Field of Writing that Stands Out –

Composing a blog post, in my opinion, makes you a writer; therefore, this article, if it is read at all, will be read by writers. If you are not one of the writers listed in the title above, then maybe you … Continue reading

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Writing Fiction – BACKSTORY – Imparting Meaningful Information about a Character’s Background without Impeding the Forward Thrust of the Story –

BACKSTORY IS MEANINGFUL INFORMATION ABOUT A CHARACTER’S BACKGROUND. EFFECTIVELY POSITIONED BACKSTORY ENHANCES CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT AND ADVANCES THE STORY. Background facts about a character may influence the reader’s feelings and determine how the reader interprets the behaviors of the character. Multi-layered … Continue reading

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Writing Successful Fiction – Choosing the Fascinating and Versatile THIRD PERSON OMNISCIENT Point of View (POV) to Tell Your Story –

I’m covering this point of view for writing fiction not because I think it is better than any other, but because this is the one I used in my novel, Buddy for David. It’s the POV that I know by experience. THIRD … Continue reading

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Fiction Writers Learn What They Need to Know to Create Great Fiction – Understand the Issue of Point of View (POV) and Write Fiction with Excellence –

Authors choose the point of view (POV) that works best for their stories. Understand the POV issue and tell your story skillfully from the best point of view for its presentation. As a result, you will produce clear and understandable fiction. Personally, … Continue reading

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