Jon Gingerich

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11.30.12
BEYOND THE GOOD/BAD CHARACTER DICHOTOMY
Crafting unique characters is a delicate process. Here’s a few tips to help writers bring life and color to the people in their stories.

 

10.30.12
UNDERSTANDING THE OBJECTIVE CORRELATIVE
One way to embed a central theme in a story is with the use of a literary device commonly referred to as an Objective Correlative.

 

10.10.12
WRITING BETWEEN THE CONCRETE AND ABSTRACT
One the most widely misunderstood — yet crucial — skills a writer must learn is the ability to put specific actions on the page that transcend into larger, universal concepts.

 

10.1.12
EMBRACING A BAD FIRST DRAFT
Let's face it: the first draft of anything is going to be awful. That's okay. In fact, here's why it's encouraged.

 

9.20.12
ART AND THE APHORISM
Love them or hate them, writers can learn a lot about sentence structure and wordplay by experimenting with the timeless art form of the aphorism. Read the article here.

 

8.23.12
FREE INDIRECT DISCOURSE: A PRIMER
Writers who find themselves wrestling with point-of-view problems may want to consider a technique that combines the best of two narrative modes. Check it out.

 

8.15.12
OVERCOMING “VOICE ANXIETY”
Writers stress themselves out over the idea of devising a unique, compelling voice in their writing. Here's why a lot of that anxiety is underserved. Read the article here.

 


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