Sometimes when you’re writing a story, the scene you’re working on just seems to call out for the lyrics of a particular song or a quote from a book. You know somebody else wrote those words, can you use them? Maybe just a few of them? Last month we explored using brand names in your fiction by looking at how John Green did just that with The Fault in Our Stars (TFIOS). Today we’ll look at how TFIOS uses the creative work of others without violating copyright law.
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Every story is a carefully woven tapestry of tensions. And while narrative tensions can vary in both nature and magnitude, every form of tension has the power to create dissonance that’s vital to a story’s success. It’s this dissonance, the divide between a character and an object of their desire,
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Using 9 simple techniques, you can increase the realism of your novels, create conflict and ‘show’ the reader information about your characters (rather than just ‘tell’ them). Here's how. | www.writerology.net