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What is a New Western|
Val Kovalin, BellaOnline's Fiction Writing Editor
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|
Dianne Walker, BellaOnline's Job Search Editor
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!
Career Features - Full Listing
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.
How Many Times to Reapply for a Job
Why won’t they hire you? How many times have you reapplied for the same job….once…twice? Before you apply again, take a moment to step back and look at it from the recruiter’s point of view. It may be time for some changes.
E D I T O R R E C O M M E N D E D |
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!
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.
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.