Platitudes, entitled amateurism, ego salves, popular delusions, and erroneous information are all conspicuously absent from this website. As the official blog of Algonkian, the mission of the Writer's Edge is to provide you, the aspiring novel or narrative non-fiction author, with the realistic skills and knowledge it takes to succeed in the commercial market of the 21st century.
Reporting on lessons learned from books on technique utilized in the novel writing program including "The Art of Fiction" by John Gardner, "Writing the Breakout Novel" by Donald Maass, "Write Away" by Elizabeth George, and "The Writing Life" by Annie Dillard.
A forum where New York Pitch Conference attendees post assignments related to their novel or nonfiction project. These assignments relate to conflict levels, antagonist and protagonist sketches, plot lines, as well as story premise.
The NWNV "MS Shooting Gallery" forum is designed to provide individual writers with networking opportunities while enabling them to also showcase their contemporary SFF novels (all speculative fiction genres welcome, including horror). Writers may simply utilize the forum to post their sell sheets, or they may engage in discussion and ad-hoc workshopping as they see fit.
My answers to these prompts are below. If any ought to be reformed, please just let me know. Thank you.
FIRST ASSIGNMENT: write your story statement.
Evelyn seeks to defy the leader of a group of zealots and gain the power to save those she loves.
SECOND ASSIGNMENT: in 200 words or less, sketch the antagonist or antagonistic force in your story. Keep in mind their goals, their background, and the ways they react to the world about them.
To be joined with a magical aspect is the goal of every citizen in this story. When Evelyn fails to do so, she
When Mia’s parents get divorced, she feels angry and sad about splitting her time between them. She misses doing things with her mom and cat when she is with her dad and misses doing things with her dad and dog when she is with her mom. Her grandfather gives her a notebook, showing her the ones he’s filled, and explains to her that keeping a journal can be a wonderful coping mechanism; it allows you to revisit your feelings and memories as much as you’d like. As Mia writes in her notebook, her anger and sadness dissipate—but don’t disappear entirely—and she learns how to manage both of her new
Top Parker may have the poisoned gift, but he’s still only 14 in 1969—much too young to be sneaking around the Starlite Club with his cousin Pepper, her Choctaw boyfriend, Mark, Curtis Parker, and Curtis' girlfriend, Sheila Cunningham, while R.B. Parker, another cousin, is rolling the bones inside. In R.B.’s hands, the dice are red-hot, but his lucky streak doesn’t last long enough to get him through the night: He ends up in a creek in his wrecked ’47 Chevy pickup—drowned, according to county coroner Tony Roth. The suspicions of Top’s grandfather Constable Ned Parker and Top’s uncle, Lamar Co
Stabby, a stout, churlish, teal-colored unicorn, stars in this collection of stand-alone cartoons, paneled strips, reimagined tarot cards, and funny re-imaginings of iconic images, such as Vermeer’s Girl With a Pearl Earring featuring Stabby with a bloody horn and an eye dangling from his ear. Starting with the “Stabginnings” and a darker rendition of “If You’re Happy and You Know It,” the tone is set as readers see Stabby through a series of job fails such as balloon seller ruining the merchandise or team-building coach whose horn proves deathly in trust falls. A dejected looking Stabby walks