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Thoughts on question #2


Orwell seems to believe it is difficult, if not actually impossible, to uncover the real truth. While people do not necessarily lie, their information will always be skewed by their perceptions and needs relating to any given event. He gives us an example of this in the British Lady that visits Spain and returns to her country to report that all Continue reading “Thoughts on question #2”

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Advice on Adding Layers to Your Story

I think this was an interesting, but brief, article on the art of adding layers to your story. The process should work when adding mystery, suspense, subplots, etc. Overall, the point is that it doesn’t come out of the blue. You need to craft it over time. Sometimes this means with the outline while other times it’s during the revision process. In the end your polished work should be a multi-faceted piece that shines.

How To Write Better Stories: Layering

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Shakespeare’s Sonnet #35

No more be griev’d at that which thou hast done:
Roses have thorns, and silver fountains mud,
Clouds and eclipses stain both moon and sun,
And loathsome canker lives in sweetest bud.
All men make faults, and even I in this,
Authorizing thy trespass with compare,
Myself corrupting, salving thy amiss,
Excusing thy sins more than thy sins are;
For to thy sensual fault I bring in sense,
(Thy adverse party is thy advocate)
And ‘gainst myself a lawful plea commence:
Such civil war is in my love and hate
That I an accessary needs must be
To that sweet thief which sourly robs from me.

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