November 22nd, 2019

12 Lessons Learned From Writing Short

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Craft | Inspiration

by John Peragine

In the last year, short story competitions have helped focus my writing. I read many short stories in elementary school and always enjoyed them, but I believed they were some condensed form of a larger work. I never thought of short-form writing as something special on its own.… Read the post

November 13th, 2019

The Heart of a Novel: Its "About-ness"

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Barbara Linn Probst | Craft

by Barbara Linn Probst

I’m delighted to join WITS as a regular blogger! Thanks for having me.

We’ve all had that question put to us by friends, relatives, colleagues, and potential readers. It’s a reasonable question.

“It’s the story of a woman who …”

“It tells what happens when ...”

But that’s the setup.… Read the post


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