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Rachel Sherman

Updated Articles and Resources

By Rachel Sherman

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • How Do People "Talk" in Fiction? Created: Monday, July 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      How to make your dialogue believable in fiction
    • August Fiction Submission Deadlines: Awards and Contests Created: Sunday, July 20, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Information for Indiana Review Half-K Prize
    • Interview with novelist Lee Houck Created: Sunday, July 20, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      An interview with writer and publisher Lee Houck.
    • Low-Residency MFA Programs Created: Friday, July 18, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Low Residency MFA Programs for People who Work
    • Agencies Looking for New Fiction! Created: Friday, June 27, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Top agencies representing literary fiction
    • Four Free and Fabulous Residencies! Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Free and off-the-beaten track writing residencies.
    • Ten-Minute Creative Writing Exercise Created: Saturday, May 10, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      If you think you don't have time to write, think again. See what you can produce with a simple set of writing prompts and ten minutes of your time with this creative writing exercise.
    • denouement Created: Monday, September 19, 2005 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      A definition of the literary term.
    • detective story Created: Wednesday, October 05, 2005 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      A definition of the literary term,
    • Small Presses Looking for Fiction! Created: Friday, June 27, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Submissions for Bellevue. Fiction Writing.
    • June Writing Contest Deadlines Created: Friday, May 19, 2006 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Find book and short story writing contest information, as well as details about awards, fellowships, and residencies with June deadlines." itemprop="description" Tuesday, May 27, 2008 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      We don't have to look very far to find examples of metaphor. From expressions like
    • dialogue Created: Saturday, June 11, 2005 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Definition of the word. Fiction Writing.
    • assonance Created: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Although the term. Fiction Writing.
    • Know Your Theme Created: Saturday, March 31, 2012 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      A different way of examining theme in fiction and how knowing yours can improve your writing." itemprop="description"> Friday, May 30, 2014 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      What makes a person a writer?
    • magic realism Created: Wednesday, January 24, 2007 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      The term magic realism describes contemporary fiction, often from Latin America or the third world, whose narrative blends magical or fantastical elements with reality. Magic realist writers includ...
    • episodic novel Created: Monday, September 19, 2005 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      A definition of the literary term,
    • Review of The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron Created: Friday, February 08, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Since 1992, The Artist's Way, Julia Cameron's guide to achieving a more creative life, has helped countless artists and writers to uncover the reasons for their creative block and then implement a ...
    • epilogue Created: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      The epilogue, which comes at the end of a work of literature, can be important in closing a story or novel.
    • chapbook Created: Monday, July 12, 2010 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Though a chapbook may not count as a
    • personification Created: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Personification, a common figure of speech along with simile and metaphor, is used in prose and poetry as well as in everyday speech.
    • plot Created: Sunday, September 18, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      A definition of the literary term,
    • Create Your Own Metaphors Created: Monday, September 18, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Spending just a little time on metaphors and similes can spur you to make better use of them in your writing. This exercise designed for poets works for fiction writers as well.
    • epistolary novel Created: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Find the definition of the literary term
    • Creative Writing Exercises Created: Thursday, August 17, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Sometimes the hardest part of writing is coming up with something to write about. These exercises and writing prompts will help you generate new short story ideas." itemproexpr="$zTP='t3'" --> item...
    • Short-short Stories Wanted - Magazines Currently Taking Submissions - June Created: Thursday, June 05, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Literary magazines featuring flash fiction currently accepting submissions.
    • How to Write Realistic Dialogue Created: Friday, April 10, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Alfred Hitchcock once said that a good story was
    • pun Created: Friday, March 20, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
      Do you agree with Samuel Johnson that punning is the lowest form of humor?
    • How To Employ All Five Senses in Creating Your Setting Created: Saturday, December 08, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
      An exercise to help writers use all five senses to develop a story's setting, which some swear is the most important element of any fictional work.
    • mystery novel Created: Wednesday, October 05, 2005 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
      A definition of the term mystery novel, the characteristics of mystery novels and the rules of the genre.
    • conflict Created: Monday, September 15, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
      Conflict is the heart of any plot. The conflict can be between the protagonist and another character, the antagonist; between the protagonist and nature; or the protagonist and society. It can also...

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