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July 13 2007 Fiction Writing Newsletter


Fiction Vision Newsletter

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Volume 2, Edition 21

13 July 2007

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In this issue:

- Blogging a novel

- Conflict

- Related articles

- Previous articles

- On the forum

- Fiction Writing Shop

 Is it worth publishing your fiction on your blog?

In 2004 author Dave Wellington began a new blog publishing a serialised horror novel, chapter by chapter. Three years later, Wellington has completed five novels in this manner, and is nearing the end of the sixth, and he has been offered publishing contracts for four of his novels.

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 Creating conflict in your story

Unlike real life where most of us try to avoid conflict, in fiction conflict is one of the elements that drives the story. The protagonist has a goal, and has to overcome the conflict and obstacles that prevent him from reaching his goal. Conflict increases reader sympathy for the protagonist.

Read this article

 Related links and articles

Writing Horror

Creating a multi-dimensional character

Plotting your story - structure

Plot versus character

 Previous articles on the Fiction Writing site 

Tips for proofreading your manuscript

Past and present tense

Developing your writing style

 On the Fiction Writing forum

Would you blog your novel? How do you feel about what Dave Wellington did? Was it an inspired piece of marketing? Or do you think Dave copped out in the beginning by giving away his writing for free? 

Have your say on the forum!

Or show off your knowledge of fiction writers by playing the Writers Alphabet Game.

  Fiction Writing Shop at BellaOnline

Visit the Fiction Writing Shop at BellaOnline for gift ideas to spoil yourself or a friend, or to invest in books to improve your writing craft. 

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