Posts Tagged ‘rules’

  • What Plot Is And What Plot Is Not

    What Plot Is And What Plot Is Not

    March 14th, 2012 | Plot | journalpulp | 4 Comments

    Plot is not memoir. Plot is not diary. Plot is not journal. Plot is not history. Plot is not erotica. Plot is not dialogue. Plot is not essay. Plot is not philosophy. Plot is not chronicle. Plot is not action alone. Plot is something very specific: it is the method by which you present your […]

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  • Rules For Writing: Beware The Laundry-List & Overly Prescriptive

    Rules For Writing: Beware The Laundry-List & Overly Prescriptive

    September 15th, 2011 | How to write a novel, Writing | journalpulp | 8 Comments

    There is a general formula (of sorts) to storytelling, but that formula should always be framed in terms of principles, and not concretes. By concretes, I’m referring to these interminable lists of specifics we so often see, which when it comes to the art of story merely tell us what to do and what not […]

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