advanced fiction writing


The Advanced Fiction Writing E-zine Publisher: Randy Ingermanson (“the Snowflake guy”) Motto: “A Vision for Excellence” Date: September 23, 2016 Issue: Volume 12, Number 8 Web Site: www.AdvancedFictionWriting.com Personal Site: www.Ingermanson.com Circulation: 15,593 writers, each of them creating a Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. “Fiction Writing = Organization + Craft + Marketing” What’s in This Issue 1) Welcome to the Advanced Fiction Writing E-zine! 2) Organization: Tracking Your Time 3) Craft: Your Character’s Dark Moment 4) Marketing: Things of Lasting Value 5) […]

The Advanced Fiction Writing E-zine – September 2016


writing fiction for dummies
I have been reading “Writing Fiction for Dummies” by Randy Ingermanson and Peter Economy (2010). This book is a must read as it outlines in very simple steps the things that make up a great story, i.e. the Five Pillars of Fiction (storyworld, or setting, characters, plot, theme, and style). The authors also outline the Seven Tactical Tools (action, dialogue, interior monologue, interior emotion description, flashback, and narrative summary) and how to best use those […]

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