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Fundamental Fridays, Story Grid

In this article we’ll consider what exposition is. We’ll see why we can’t get rid of it altogether, and we’ll learn how brain science can help us understand when to use it and why. At the end, we’ll be a bit step closer to writing novels that glide along on story-rails with the least possible friction.

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More Than a Love Story

Fundamental Fridays, Story Grid

Story Grid and the romance novel It’s February, which means hearts and flowers, wine and chocolate. And for the romance reader, lots of new releases. Have you ever looked at the romance novel section in a bookstore and marveled at its size? Or perhaps you’ve noticed that supermarkets and drugstores seem to always have an… Read more »

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Secrets of the War Genre

Fundamental Fridays

So, you started writing a War story and got stuck along the way. Maybe you aren’t sure if your story meets all the obligatory scenes and conventions of its genre. Maybe you’re wondering if your controlling idea or theme addresses the overall values at stake in a War story. Maybe you’re asking, what are the… Read more »

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