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Writing Literary Fiction
Notes on the opening pages of Lidia Yuknavitch's literary novel, The Small Backs of Children.
Storytelling and the Superconscious Mind
by Bill Johnson
Understanding how to get to a quiet, contemplative place to create more compelling characters; and how to create characters who have inner lives separate from an author's inner life.
Premise and Mystery
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