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Short essays on the craft of fiction.
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Here are some short essays that summarize lessons I've learned about the craft of fiction. Many thanks to the patient folks who waded through my fiction and took the time to help me be a better author. I hope these articles help other authors, just as others have helped me.

Some of these essays were commissioned by the now-defunct--and lamented!--Art of Criticism Symposium.

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    Rated: E · Other · #1992454
    Just one point of view on point of view
    Rated: E · Writing · #2181006
    This essay discusses free indirect discourse, a refinement of third person limited.
    Rated: 18+ · Other · #1889783
    Does meaning matter in fiction?
    Rated: 18+ · Other · #1970226
    Why showing is important in fiction
    Rated: 18+ · Other · #2020248
    How Structure Makes Compelling Stories
    Rated: 18+ · Writing · #1829736
    Simple guidelines for creating effective openings for stories and scenes
    Rated: 18+ · Other · #1847105
    Why published authors can break "the rules" and beginners should not.
    Rated: E · Other · #1708934
    Some links to things every author needs.
    Rated: 18+ · Other · #2050261
    Character Descriptions and point of view
    Rated: E · Other · #1953235
    Some thoughts on the value of peer review groups.
    Rated: E · Other · #1952767
    Some thoughts on reviews in peer review groups.
    Rated: 18+ · Other · #1893390
    Comments on Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master"
    Rated: · Other · #1872930
    Review of Prometheus
    Rated: E · Other · #1997549
    Review of "The Signal"
    Rated: E · Writing · #2309045
    Max's Newsletter Archive
    Rated: E · Philosophy · #2293125
    The Allegory of the Cave and Fiction
    Rated: E · Other · #2260163
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