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Start Placing Your Orders

by Leonard Bishop, Author of Dare To Be A Great Writer This is an” advertisement for myself.” It is directed to those people who are interested in improving their writing abilities and becoming professional writers. I cannot be falsely modest … Continue reading

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The Characters Don’t Write The Book

by Leonard Bishop  When speaking before groups who are interested in writing–or a classroom of students–there are two questions I am always asked. Here are the questions, and my answers. “Is the hallmark of a genuine writing talent only when … Continue reading

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One Novel In The Life of a Writer’s Desk

by Leonard Bishop About 20 years ago, Boston University approached me with an offer to establish a  “Leonard Bishop collection.” It would be placed among the other writers, artists, stage and screen  performers  they considered distinguished enough to be exhibited. … Continue reading

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Outlines: Mapquest for novelists, or soul-killing, oxygen-sucking waste of time?

Outlines: Mapquest for novelists, or soul-killing, oxygen-sucking waste of time?. (A great glimpse into how Leonard Bishop keeps affecting the lives of writers! )

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Writing Hint: Use Adventure!

From Leonard Bishop, Author of Dare To Be A Great Writer To keep a novel alive, use adventure.  Have a highly credible character that performs highly incredible things.  (8/26/98)

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Writer’s Hint: Keeping the Readers Interested

From Leonard Bishop, Author of Dare To Be a Great Writer A reader’s interest is captured by what you tell them, not by what you promise to tell them.  (11/5/98)

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Need A Plot? Experts Recycle Them

By Leonard Bishop, Author of Dare To Be A Great Writer       There are three reference books that all unpublished (and many already published) writers must own: One Hundred Non-Royalty One-Act Plays (Grosset and Dunlap), 101 of the World’s Greatest … Continue reading

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Writer’s Hint: Theatricality and Drama

From Leonard Bishop, Author of Dare to Be a Great Writer Theatricality is visual, unusual, and gets the reader’s attention.  Drama holds the reader in an emotional strata.  That’s what the readers are engaged in.  (10-13-94) ©by Leonard Bishop

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Writer’s Hint: Characterization

From Leonard Bishop, Author of Dare to be a Great Writer: Readers want extravagant forms of behavior.  This makes them [The characters] larger than life.  (6-21-96) ©by Leonard Bishop

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Writing Hint: Narration

From Leonard Bishop, author of Dare to be a Great Writer Narration saves bulk.  Use it!  Start as though you are writing headlines. (5/15/97) ©by Leonard Bishop

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