Series

20 Rules for Writing a Novel Pt. 1

20 Rules for Writing a Novel Pt. 1

  Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music! ASK THE AUTHOR: From Carth via Firsts in Fiction page on Facebook: Hey, I’ve heard you guys say a couple of times not to “manipulate your reader”, and I’d like to hear about this, as […]

Unforgettable Image pt. 5: Identification of Meaning’s Roots, Planting Your Own

Unforgettable Image pt. 5: Identification of Meaning’s Roots, Planting Your Own

Today’s post marks the final installment of Lee Stoops series on the Unforgettable Image. He’s had some great things to say, and I hope you’ve found his insights helpful. Next week, I plan to weigh in a bit on what he’s said and how you […]

The Science of Memory and Imagination

The Science of Memory and Imagination

Lee Stoops is back again with the third installment of his look at the unforgettable image in fiction. Memory and imagination are interchangeable in a way because of the way they inform one another. This is especially true in storytelling. And it’s kind of like […]

Imagination and Memory—the Unforgettable Image pt. 2

Imagination and Memory—the Unforgettable Image pt. 2

Lee Stoops continues his series on the unforgettable image this week. Here, he explores the link between imagination and memory. * * * In our generation of images and scenes, we tend to recreate the things that have strongly affected us. I need to note […]

The Unforgettable Image pt. 1

The Unforgettable Image pt. 1

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting a series of blogs by Lee Stoops, fellow fiction editor at The Citron Review. Lee and I have worked together for some time now, and he’s got a keen eye for fiction, and a clear way of […]