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Story Promises: What Readers Expect from Fiction

Like many readers, my main reason for reading fiction is to be taken out of my world and into someone else’s. Before I became a writer, I didn’t expend a lot of brain power to decide what stories to pick. I

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Puppet Strings: Mercy Killing & Murder on “The 100″

In The CW’s new series “The 100,” a group of juvenile prisoners are secretly exiled from a dying Ark – 12 linked space stations housing the survivors of nuclear holocaust – and onto Earth’s surface to test if our planet

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Confusion vs Curiosity in Fiction

I recently sat in on a talk by New Mexico author RJ Mirabal in which he shared some of the lessons he learned on the road to publication. He made the point that an author must write in a way

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