Posts Tagged ‘fiction’

  • The Woman Who Made a Pact with the Devil: Chapters 1-13

    August 8th, 2017 | The Woman Who Made a Pact With the Devil | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    CHAPTER 1   She hadn’t expected to like him. He was too skeletal, for one thing, his eyes set a little too deeply inside his skull, his gaze a little too unabashed, too knowing. Longish black hair swept up off a high forehead, with sea-green eyes — he reminded her of a certain breed of […]

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  • The Woman Who Made a Pact with the Devil

    August 3rd, 2017 | Writing | journalpulp | 13 Comments

    CHAPTER 1   She hadn’t expected to like him. He was too skeletal, for one thing, his eyes set a little too deeply inside his skull, his gaze a little too unabashed, too knowing. Longish black hair swept up off a high forehead, with sea-green eyes — he reminded her of a certain breed of […]

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  • How To Write A Novel: The Fast-And-Furious Version

    How To Write A Novel: The Fast-And-Furious Version

    March 7th, 2012 | How to write a novel | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    Here’s how you create a setting: One hour before nightfall, on a pink-and-blue evening in the third week of August, 2011 … Here’s how you create a character: a solitary man traveling on foot … Here’s how you introduce a situation: entered the small, tree-shadowed town of Salt — an isolated village about which many […]

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  • Why Are Stories Important?

    Why Are Stories Important?

    July 20th, 2011 | Art, Literature, Storytelling | journalpulp | 6 Comments

    Stories are important because human beings are conceptual. This among other things means that humans survive by use of their reasoning brains. Humans evolved neither the balls of bulls, nor the trunks of elephants, nor the claws of bears, nor the necks of giraffes, but the brains of Homo sapiens, with a capacity to think. […]

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