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Ironwood Carnegie Library hosts presentation on writing basics


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IRONWOOD - On Thursday evening, Bill Erickson took part in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writers Month) at the Ironwood Carnegie Library by giving a presentation on the basics of writing.

There are several elements that make a story, said Erickson. If the story is missing any of them, then it's called an experiment, not a story.

First it must have a setting, then a time frame, a narrative form of which there are 11 to choose from, he said. Than it has to have conflict. If there's no conflict, there's no story, he said. Characters and plot round out the...

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