“If you can come up with some elaborate descriptive phrase or musical combination of words no one else could possibly come up with, congratulations. But that doesn’t mean you should use it.”
Used judiciously, a flashback will add richness and believability to your story.
Ruth Reichl’s memoirs read like narrative fiction. Now her first novel is on the way.
For Tim O’Brien, the Vietnam War has remained a crucible in his fiction, but the power of imagination and memory, and ‘our elusive interior worlds,’ loom large too.
When it comes to adding significant plot lines to your novel, you don’t want too many, or too few.
A young author puts more “A” than “Y” in her YA stories and comes up with an approach that works for teens.
Writing a novel may be as simple as skipping a TV show.
Can turning to the pen turn eerie?
Avoid the curse of obsolescence with these guidelines.
Enjoying awards and recognition, Colum McCann expands his use of multiple points of view.