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Unforgiven as a New Western
Looking at movies might help clarify the difference between a Classic Western and a New Western. Open Range, which expresses heroism and optimism, is a Classic Western. Unforgiven, which exudes cynicism and pessimism, is a New Western. This article discusses Unforgiven with plot spoilers.

Bald Guy Writing Prompt
Here is an unusual picture writing prompt that has an air of mystery about it. The man has his back to us and not much can be inferred from his appearance. He is almost claustrophobically hemmed in by his surroundings, which seem to be mere texture in the background.

Open Range is a Classic Western Film
Still wondering about the difference between the Classic Western fiction genre and the New Western fiction genre? Let me illustrate with movies. Classic Western Open Range is filled with optimism and heroism. New Western Unforgiven exudes cynicism and despair. This article contains plot spoilers.

Red Ball in Window Writing Prompt
Here is another example of how a landscape photo can be just as effective as a people photo in suggesting a story. Feast your eyes on this bizarre image. What is going on in that upper window? What will happen to the people in the apartment below? You be the judge.

What is a Modern Western
To understand what a Modern Western is, you must first realize what it is not. It is not historical. Gone is the setting that forms such a powerful foundation for both the Classic Western and the New Western novels.

House of Sleds Writing Prompt
It isn't just people photos that can suggest a story. Often a landscape can suggest a mood or tug at a writer's childhood memories. Look at this house of sleds and see what you think.

What is a New Western
A New Western shares the same setting and themes as a Classic Western, but is likely to be more introspective, downbeat, anti-heroic, and morally ambiguous.

Man with Phone Writing Prompt
The man in this photo writing prompt looks a bit like a fish out of water. He should spark some creative ideas as to how he, dressed as he is, got to where he is. Talk about a mismatch between snappy attire and bucolic surroundings!

What is a Classic Western
There are three types of story in the western fiction genre what I call Classic, New, and Modern. "Classic" means a Wild West story with heroism.

Describe a Character Struggling Back from Defeat
Here is a text writing prompt for you. Describe a character struggling back from defeat. You never know who has the right stuff to overcome adversity.

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