Perspectives on creative writing and storytelling

From Rick: What is creative writing? According to one Wikipedia article: “Creative writing is any writing that goes outside the bounds of normal professional, journalistic, academic, or technical forms of literature, typically identified by an emphasis on narrative craft, character

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Decisions when writing your novel–Part 2

From Rick: Last time, I talked about the big decision you must make when writing your story: Is your story idea/premise a brilliant one? What makes it brilliant? Is it something people will want to read? Don’t delude yourself into

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Decisions when writing your novel—Part 1

From Rick: There are four simple steps to writing a novel: STEP 1: Get a brilliant idea. STEP 2: Create fascinating, memorable characters to go with the idea. STEP 3: Write the novel. STEP 4: Edit the hell out of

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So, you want to be a writer…

From Rick: It’s human nature to want to express and share our ideas and thoughts. Rather than regurgitate what others have written on the subject, here’s a short article that suggests how storytelling may have arisen in the first place.

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