Steve McEllistrem

The Devereaux Dilemma

Monthly Archives: August 2014

Style vs. Substance

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Is it better to be a master stylist, with beautiful, flowing prose and a relatively limp story or a decent technician with a wonderful story? Obviously you want both, but that rarely happens. More often, you’re reading a story and … Continue reading

The most important part of any story

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The most important part of any story is character. You can have a wonderful idea, completely fresh and original, something that’s never been seen before, and if you can’t sell it with interesting, sympathetic characters, it will die on the … Continue reading