Revising: Check Your Scenes for Action, Wants, and Subtlety Jordan Rosenfeld, author of Make a Scene: Crafting a Powerful Story One Scene at a Time, thinks of scenes as using different amounts of the same ingredients, depending on the use of the scene ...
Setting the Tone of Your Story in Creative Fiction Writing What is tone? It can seem a hard element to isolate, but we definitely know it when we read it. Compare these two descriptions of the same event: The protest erupted into ...
Endings in Creative Fiction Writing Novelist Bharti Kirchner wrote a useful discussion of how to approach endings in the July, 2007, issue of The Writer magazine. In "Step by Step: Write an ending your readers will savor," she reminds us to ...