How to Write Better Stories

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How to Write Better Stories Posted by Melissa Donovan on April 12, 2018  https://www.writingforward.com/storytelling/how-to-write-better-stories Melissa writes with a wealth of knowledge about how to write better, stronger, and more interesting stories that will capture your reader. Each example gives the writer something to think about and perhaps, will improve each story…

B is for Brand!

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? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? I came across this great article on Writer’s Digest, entitled Alpha-Blog Soup, by Gabriela Pereira, published this month and can be found Writer’s Digest on:  https://www.writersdigestshop.com/writer-s-digest-magazine-may-june-2-wd0618 I was totally engaged with the content. It appears there are levels to conquer before I…

Debunking Common Myths About Writing

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Debunking Common Myths About Writing Have you fallen for any of these myths about writing? ? ? ? ? Posted by Melissa Donovan on April 5, 2018 ·https://www.writingforward.com/ Myths abound in the world of the arts, and writers are not immune to them. Many of us succumb to the fallacies that…

Stock and Cloned Characters in Storytelling

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? ? ? ? ? by Melissa Donovan on March 15, 2018 · I was recently reading a novel, and a few chapters in, I realized I had mixed up two of the main characters. In fact, I had been reading them as if they were a single character.…


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Why does Steve Bannon want to “burn down our form of government to the ground?”  By Steve Bannon’s definition, it means doing away with our democratic system of government. With words like nationalism, populism, and his strong belief in Eurasian, the writing is on the wall, literally. Eurasian means…

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