Category: #Writing

The Six Elements of Fiction

Posted October 16, 2017 by Ari Augustine in #Writing, Blog, Home / 0 Comments
The Six Elements of Fiction

Writing is born through instinct and practice. If you want the stories you write to be effective and structured in a consistent manner, it couldn’t hurt to review the basics. Obviously, grammar and spelling are important, but today, I’m referring to the basic elements of fiction: style, theme, character, point of view, plot, and setting.

Rejection Letter #6

Posted September 21, 2017 by Ari Augustine in #Writing, Blog, Home / 0 Comments
Rejection Letter #6

It’s a strange experience when I speak to non-writers about receiving rejection letters. To the outside world, hearing nothing at all is the greatest of news. Inside a writer’s world, it’s silent code for “no, we are not interested in your work.” Which, if I’m being honest, stings a little. No one likes being ignored […]

42 Days Until NaNoWriMo 2017

Posted September 20, 2017 by Ari Augustine in #Writing, Blog, Home / 4 Comments
42 Days Until NaNoWriMo 2017

If I could sum up 2017 in a single word, it would be intense. Arduous would be appropriate, too. In April, I moved to Seattle, Washington. Through May and June, I queried my novel, hunted for apartments, and enrolled in college. June through August heralded earning work as a freelance writer, attending summer classes, acclimating to […]