Just Creative Writing


The Four Elements of Fiction

We recently discussed how Character relates to the other four elements of fiction: Setting, Situation, and Theme. Today we will talk about how these other three relate to one another.

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The Four Elements of Fiction: Character

In order to produce an engaging story that will keep the reader turning the page, the four elements of fiction must relate to one another. They are not stand-alone elements.

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The Elements of Fiction

this week we start discussing the four basic elements of fiction. This introduction is taken from my book: "The Four Elements of Fiction: Character, Setting, Situation, and Theme."

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Editing As a Craft: Part I - Beta Readers

As writers, we are too close to our own work to successfully edit it. A second or third or however many sets of eyes will find the errors that we will always miss. But finding those extra eyes can be a challenge.

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Memories and Memoir

WRITING THE MEMOIR So, tonight I have the pleasure of presenting a workshop on writing memoirs...a class I am truly looking forward to, and an excellent topic for discussion.

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All About Words

I share my thoughts about *words* as they come to me from my life as an editor, book indexer, book reviewer, and reader.

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