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Budget MFA Creative Writing

While we would all love to drop it all and head off into the sunset to do an MFA in Creative Writing, for many (most) of us, that’s not an option. Luckily, that doesn’t mean you can’t learn all you need to about creative writing and becoming a better novel writer, right here. Here’s a […]

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Writing with Chekhov's Gun

Chekhov’s Gun: What it is and how to use it like a pro

  ‘Chekhov’s Gun’ is a concept that describes how¬†every element of a story should contribute to the whole. It comes from Anton Chekhov’s famous book writing advice: ‘If in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, then in the following one it should be fired. Otherwise don’t put it there.’ In […]

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