Walking To My Next Story

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Whenever I feel blocked, I go for a walk. There’s something about feeling my feet on the ground, listening to the birds sing and looking at the trees that inspires me. I always think of a great line or idea for a plot while I’m

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Dreaming Stories

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When I dream, my subconscious mind is creating stories from various random things, people and events that have been thrown my way in my waking life.  The stories are sometimes funny and sometimes scary and always weird and nonsensical.  My

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The theme of transcendence in realistic fiction

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Realistic fiction is an ideal genre in which to express the theme of transcendence; through this genre, I was able to demonstrate characters living in the world and rising above it simultaneously. The importance of this theme can’t be

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Endings in Realistic Fiction

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In ending both of my realistic fiction novels, I resolved the major conflicts within each story without being overly neat and tidy. In Olive Branches Don’t Grow On Trees, Silvia is successful in achieving her goal of bringing her family

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The Mythic Journey in Realistic Fiction

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Campbell’s mythic structure is not just for fantasy and science fiction. All of the elements of this ageless, mythic structure are present in both of my realistic fiction novels but are especially evident in Discovery of an Eagle. In the

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