The Book Mechanic
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The Book Mechanic

AN EDITOR SAYS: TRY THIS TO IMPROVE YOUR FICTION.

TWO RECIPES TO DEVELOP DISTINCTIVE CHARACTERS.

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These two exercises are suggested by Arthur Sullivant Hoffman, a career editor in his book ‘FUNDAMENTALS OF FICTION’ published in 1922. He is quite passionate about the need for both among writers of fiction. He does not know the origin of the first exercise but thinks it was put forward by a teacher of writing a century before his…

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Ross Thompson

Ross Thompson

I am a New Zealand Citizen. living in Melbourne, Australia. I am a longtime Christian. I write kid’s fiction, and have non fiction published on various topics.