Tip of the Week

Each week, a CWILL BC member offers a tip about writing or illustrating, the creative process, or getting published.

This week’s tip comes from writer Ellen Schwartz.

Ellen’s tip:
Don’t get preoccupied with expressing a moral or lesson. Every story has a moral or lesson, but the good ones disguise it within the story. Let the story do the work.

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1 Response to Tip of the Week

  1. Ellen, How right you are. It’s only after I’ve read one of my own stories for the tenth time that I discover ‘lessons,’ that found their way in without my knowing it. It’s a bit like those characters that start doing things you never intended, and plots that take a different path from the one you first planned.
    Thanks for the reminder!

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