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What is a Modern Western|
Val Kovalin, BellaOnline's Fiction Writing Editor
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.
Corlia Logsdon, BellaOnline's Unemployment Editor
You've finally landed an interview. Now that you have your foot in the proverbial door, make sure you avoid these job interview "don'ts."
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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.
How to Answer Interview Questions
You’re probably thinking you aced that interview. Two months later and you still haven’t received an offer. Why not? Re-play the interview in your mind. Did you actually answer the interviewer’s questions? Perhaps not as well as you think? Do you want the job? Be sure to answer the questions!
E D I T O R R E C O M M E N D E D |
The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
Best historical novel ever, and I don´t even like most historical novels. Epic and unforgettably intense! Among other things, reading this will teach you how to hook your readers through writing strong character emotion.
How to Write Descriptions of Eyes and Faces
by Val Kovalin, your BellaOnline editor for the Fiction Writing site. Learn to describe the appearance of the eyes, actions involving the eyes, and how to describe eyelids, eyebrows, and eyelashes. More than 2,000 words explaining 82 color names to assign to eyes. Facial shapes, forehead, ears, cheekbones, nose, lips, chin, and facial hair. Learn how the face shows different emotions, and more!
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
A funny, unpretentious, sympathetic look at the writing life. The section on allowing yourself to write a crappy rough draft (so you can get it done in the first place) is worth the price of the book alone.