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Awesome writing tips from the Elements of Style

The Elements of Style is a rare read. Minimal yet concise, it manages to get the point across without drifting into unnecessary opinions or ideas. I read it in one go a few weeks ago and I decided to read it over and over again so as to imbibe some of the tips and bring them out in my writing eventually.… Read more>
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Understanding different types of settings in stories

The setting is both the time and geographic location within a narrative or within a work of fiction. A literary element, the setting helps initiate the main backdrop and mood for a story.
Without defining our setting properly, our story will suffer, because the reader will want to know where and when your story is taking place.… Read more>
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Understanding settings with “The Hobbit”

The world your character lives in has started taking a beautiful shape in your mind. All that needs to be done is putting it on paper so that you can share it with your audience. Sounds simple right? Would you write a blob of text that goes on describing the setting till you think you’ve done enough justice to it?… Read more>
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Understanding conflict in stories

Here’s the truth. If your story doesn’t have conflict, it’s dead. Heck, if your story doesn’t have conflict it’s not a story. It’s probably, at best, an unbiased documentation of events. Conflict is the juice of a story. It’s what makes the reader want to keep reading.… Read more>
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Understanding premise and theme in stories

Certain creative writing lingo tends to cause confusion for many writers. Two words that are deeply embedded in this lingo are premise and theme. What exactly are these two and how do you differentiate? If you do an online search, you’ll come up with the following definitions: Premise: an assertion or proposition which forms the basis for a work or theory.… Read more>
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Creative writing mistakes and how to avoid them

Creative writing is one of the most rewarding forms of literature, both for the writer and the reader. To paint new worlds, exciting characters and immerse readers in your story for minutes, hours or even days is a writer’s dream. Pleasant as it may seem, it’s not always easy to write a good story.… Read more>