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Ironwood Carnegie Library hosts presentation on writing basics

 

November 16, 2019

Kim E. Strom/Daily Globe

LOCAL WRITER Bill Erickson gives a presentation on writing at the Ironwood Carnegie Library Thursday. The library is making space for writers to work every Tuesday and Thursday this month during National Novel Writers Month.

By KIM E. STROM

kstrom@yourdailyglobe.com

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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