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How to Give Helpful Writing Feedback

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As a writer, it’s nearly impossible to get helpful, specific, actionable feedback on your writing. Even if you join a WRITING GROUP, most of the feedback you receive is vague, unactionable, and often more about the person giving the feedback than the actual writing. To that end, we decided to provide this guide to giving… Read more »

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Foolscap Global Story Grid

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An editor handed a pile of manuscript pages must answer a whole bunch of questions before he can even begin to diagnose the effectiveness of the Storytelling. While he’ll know after one read whether the book “works,” in order to take the book to the next level, he’ll have to figure out exactly how it… Read more »

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Genre Conventions: Must-Have Elements of Story

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What are Genre Conventions? Genre conventions are specific requirements for the story’s ALTERNATE WORLD, AVATARS, and catalysts that create conflict and enable solutions. Without specific genre conventions, the reader will be confused, unsettled, or bored and quit reading. Genre Conventions set up genre audience expectations and create the potential for specific change in the OBLIGATORY… Read more »

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