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Charlie Sweet

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Location, Location, Location, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2006

Location, Location, Location, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

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Get Off To An Auspicious Start, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2006

Get Off To An Auspicious Start, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

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10 Ways To Begin: Sure-Fire Techniques To Help You Engage Your Reader From The Start, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Sep 2005

10 Ways To Begin: Sure-Fire Techniques To Help You Engage Your Reader From The Start, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

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This article offers tips for authors on improving the first part of a story to entice readers. Technique that can be used to make a reader care about a character. Creation of a conflict and use of dialogue.


How To Find And Fix 'Plotholes': Watch For Common Problems That Can Sidetrack Your Novel, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Aug 2005

How To Find And Fix 'Plotholes': Watch For Common Problems That Can Sidetrack Your Novel, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

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This article offers advice for writer on preventing major plotholes in fiction. Selection of information to be revealed earlier in story; Establishment of credibility of facts; Link of plot events with the motivation of the main character.


More Than A Place, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Aug 2003

More Than A Place, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

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Many stories fail to capture the reader's interest even though they have a clear point of view, well-rounded characters and an interesting plot. What's missing? One key element that writers frequently overlook is setting. They treat it merely as backdrop.


The Ties That Bind, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Feb 2003

The Ties That Bind, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

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Discusses the bond between the readers and characters of a story. Information on how to create a character for a story; Background on some characters of a story, including Lady Macbeth in the book 'Heart of Darkness,' by Joseph Conrad; Details of some specific character traits that create a bond with readers.


Of Blockheads And Elitists, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2002

Of Blockheads And Elitists, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

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The Superhero Formula, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2001

The Superhero Formula, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

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Playing Up Anticipation, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2001

Playing Up Anticipation, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

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Making Connections, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Feb 2000

Making Connections, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

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Last summer as instructors at a creative-writing conference, we had an experience that made us better writers. While critiquing a promising piece of fiction, we became frustrated because we couldn't put our finger on why the story didn't quite work. The tale, which centered around a young soldier's baptismal firefight in Vietnam, at first seemed solid. The main character was believable, the setting was described in gritty realism, and the plot had a beginning, middle, and end. But although the story was technically correct, it didn't really capture our interest. We found we couldn't get ...


Tales Of The Unexpected, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Feb 2000

Tales Of The Unexpected, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

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