Whether you are just starting out or later in your creative writing journey, making these four principles your own will help you advance your writing.Continue reading →
This poetry lesson covers the key foundation of poetry: imagery.Continue reading →
This lesson in fiction gives an overview of plot.
Though some types of stories are based on unrelated episodes (Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn, Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote), known as the “episodic story” or the “picaresque”, and some have a purpose to reveal what life is like for the protagonist without the use of a rising action/rising emotion sense of plot (Flaubert: “A Simple Heart”), known as the “slice of life” story (from the French, tranche de vie), most are traditionally plotted.Continue reading →
Generative Exercises allow creative writers to think outside our normal default modes of creation. Often, the poems created during exercises are stronger than ones created with no prompt.Continue reading →