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The Art of Expanding and Condensing a Story

by Leon Conrad

Tall cylindrical residential building topped with a traditional Thai architectural complex towering over a lush landscape with a dragon encircling it: Wat Samphran, Bangkok, Thailand

How long should a piece of writing be?

There is a huge range of opportunities for writers to explore between the towering masterpiece that is War and Peace and a condensed microfiction six-word story.

But what makes a piece of writing of any length work?Read the post

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Visual-Spatial Tools for Mapping—and Enhancing—Your Story

Barbara Linn Probst

Photo Credit: ©Lorri Lang, Pixabay

Ten ways to raise the stakes in your novel.

Six steps to making your protagonist more likeable.

Twelve questions to ask your beta readers.

Much of the writing advice we encounter is offered through lists and steps.… Read the post

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