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Big Bertha Stories - A Review
This is a contemporary story about a Vietnam War Veteran who has difficulty adjusting to life with his family. It is an honest portrayal written by Bobbie Ann Mason of Kentucky.
Using Theater to Develope Character
This article explosres the benefits of acting to develope characterizations in literary fiction. The process may not be for everyone but it is worth a try. You just may enjoy it.
The Man Who Was Almost A Man - A Review
This was a 1961 posthumous story written by Richard Wright, one of American's Black writers who enlightened his fellow citizens of the lives of the African-American community by showing similarities regarding parenting and teenagers.
The Musings of Kate Chopin
Kate Chopin was an American Writer who exposed life in Louisiana. She wrote of Creoles and Cajuns based on first hand experience. She was a Victorian writer who first touch the literary "iceburg theory."
Peter Ruggs, the Missing Man - A Review
This is a humorous tale from the eighteenth century of a man who is lost. He seeks directions to his home but is distraught when they don't make sense to him. This story is possibly an analogy for a doomed past.
The Ethics of Ghostwriting
Ghostwriting has become all too common in the publishing business. It has fallen prey to some very unethical practices. Yet, ghostwriting is a valuable service and medium for honest writers.
Hunters in the Snow - A Review
Tobias Wolff's story explores the way men experience relationships with one another and their circumstances. This story is full of tension and cold. It shows the complexities of men and their world with twists of dark humor.
The Value of Editing
Editing is very important for writers. Writers who learn to edit their own work establish creative control and enrich their writing skills. This article lays out some very basic steps to that process.
The Adventures of Stevenson - A Biography
The Author of "Treasure Island" and "The Strange Case of Dr. Jykell and Mr. Hyde" lived a life of his own adventure. He was multi-talented and used it in his work. He was a literary pathfinder.
The Social Responsibility of Theme in Storytelling
Storytelling is highly suggestive. Fictional writers should be mindful of how much influence fictional stories are to readers. There are consequences to telling tales and we must write with more social responsibility.
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