variant magazine

 A  DIGITAL MAGAZINE OF LITERARY & VISUAL ARTS Mission. The mission of variant magazine for literary and visual arts is to offer a high quality, competitive and classic online space for diverse voices, messages and images.  SUBMISSION GUIDELINES variant is published online twice a year and invites submissions of poetry, flash fiction, short stories, hybrid literature, creative…

35 Things to ask your characters – and yourself

If you ever watched the Actor’s Studio with James Lipton, you saw a version of the Proust Questionnaire.  Here is the original list.  Using it for your characters in long pieces really helps. 35 Questions Made Famous by Marcel Proust What is your idea of perfect happiness? What is your greatest fear? What is the…

Genres defined – from Wikipedia

Of the dozen categories of fiction writing, the below descriptions are the most up-to-date definitions.  Sometimes knowing what others call what you are doing, helps.  Good writing. Drama – stories composed in verse or prose, usually for theatrical performance, where conflicts and emotion are expressed through dialogue and action Classic – fiction that has become…