Kim Lozano, Author at SCRIBBLER

Author: Kim Lozano

Kim Lozano is an editor and creative writing coach from St. Louis. Her work has been published in The Iowa Review, North American Review, DIY MFA, CRAFT, and many other publications. You can find out more about her classes and the writing resources she offers at kimlozano.com

HELP! I Think My Story Is Boring

If you suspect your story is boring, it probably is. But the problem might not be as catastrophic as you think. Here are some instances where you should check your story for the humdrums, and examples of what you can do to fix them.

1, 2, 3, Activate: The Secret To Writing Setting

Setting is not just a place in which characters are pinned down to keep them from floating off into the ether. And writing setting should not be a static description of the characters’ surroundings. If you want your setting to help forward the plot, reveal character, convey mood, or any number of other narrative functions it can perform, you need to activate it. Here are some ideas that will keep your setting from amounting to mere backdrop or scenery.

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