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Starting A Story Part 3

You can read Part 1 and 2 on the blog Here’s Part 3 Written by Charles Opara Just follow your flow of ideas, and don’t worry about what your analytical head thinks until the flow has stopped (some say this has something to do with the right and the left side of our brains). Write...

STARTING A STORY PART 2

Written by Charles Opara If you haven’t read the part One of this series, and want to, CLICK HERE The way you start a story should depend on which POV you want to use. But before you even decide on the POV to use, you will need to decide on how best to tell your...

STARTING A STORY PART 1

Written by Charles Opara How do we start a story? That’s a tough one.. Truth is, I don’t think there is a rule or method on how best to start a story. I don’t know of anyone who has come up with a formula for what works best. What one person considers a hook may...

Graydon House Is Accepting Unagented Submissions from Black Writers

Graydon House is a paperback imprint that is dedicated to publishing book club-worthy women’s fiction. They are currently accepting unagented submissions from Black writers. Their interest includes, but is not limited to, historical fiction, suspense, family dramas, friendship stories, and more. If you submit your work, you will receive personalized feedback on your submission within...

Major Themes and Symbols From The House of Bernarda Alba

In the play, ​The House of Bernarda Alba ​by Federico Garcia Lorca, oppression, death, depression, and desire are recurrent themes that relate to each other. The play, la casa de Bernarda Alba, also focuses on what happens when freedom and individuality are restricted. Almost all the characters in The House of Bernarda Alba fall into...