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Category Archives: Creative Writing
By Melanie Anne Phillips Here are two ways to approach the craft of writing. The first is to step into the role of each character and write it very personally, as if you were an actor portraying a part. The … Continue reading
Sweet potatoes are the best. And they are best described in Ralph Ellison’s story of a black man coming to terms with his identity entitled “Invisible Man,” in which he has always avoided eating his favorite childhood food, hot buttered … Continue reading
By Melanie Anne Phillips In story structure there is a dramatic element called the Story Limit. It has two varieties: the time lock and the option lock. Some stories come to a climax because they run out of time, others … Continue reading
By Melanie Anne Phillips Structuring before writing or anywhere in the beginning of the process hobbles the Muse and creativity stops and progress bogs down. This can make it appear as if story structure is your enemy. But, if you … Continue reading
By Melanie Anne Phillips The Muse explodes outward into a world of passion and possibilities. As a teacher of creative writing for twenty-five years, my experiences with many types of writers tell me that one should never consider structure at … Continue reading