Writing Fiction – Remember The Audience

I’m heavily into writing these days, both fiction and non-fiction so you can expect an increase in posts about writing and creativity (as I struggle through my own).

I’ve learned one of the big problems that I have with writing nonfiction – too much

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expository writing.  So, now I want to learn how to tell stories in other ways. I’m investigating course and coaches but my office is right across the street form the Evanston Public Library and I am there A LOT.

Needless to say, in the writing section, there are shelves and shelves (hmmmm, note to self; is my book there?) of how to write this and that – a little bit like Filene’s Basement where the jewels are hidden among the omg clothes. I found a jewel. Stein on Writing is by writer/editor/playwright Sol Stein (www.solstein.com).

We have him to thank for today’s bit of wisdom on fiction writing.   “Provide the reader with an experience that is superior to the experiences the reader encounters in everyday life. If the reader is also rewarded with insights, it is not always the result of the writer’s wisdom but of the writer’s ability to create the conditions.”   With that in mind, I am returning to my novel……………

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