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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 Yellow Wallpaper - A Story Review
This is a review of the story entitled "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. It recognizes common traits between Gilman's life and the character's experience. There is a feminist viewpoint between the story and Gilman's era.
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 Vacant Lot - A Critique
This is a story for my Holloween collection but I had a very unexpected turn toward the story. This article is more of a critique than the ususal review.
The Three Magi by Pura Belpreģ
This is a cute story with animals helping with the annual Christmas season.
The Story of Tuan Mac Cairill by James Stephens
This tale was taken from a book by James Stephens entitled "Irish Fairy Tales." It's a beautifully written story that includes some interesting perceptions from the animal kingdom. James Stephens honored his Irish culture by the retelling and publishing of this and other cultural tales.
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.
The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick - A Review
Cynthia Ozick is an American-Jewish writer who writes closely to her roots. Her short story "The Shawl" unveils the Holocaust on a deeper and intimate level.
The Resurrection of Short Stories.
This article recognizes that short stories are evolving in the current market. It reflects the editor's personal opinion about a dying genre.
The Poor Relation's Story by Charles Dickens
This is a short Christmas story by Charles Dickens. It is fun and silly. It should be a classic, away from the commercialized Santa and reindeer.
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