Tag Archives: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Ten Great Writers on Fiction Writing

1. Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Essential Tips for Short Story Writing (Video) 2. Jack Keruac’s Rules for Spontaneous Prose 3. T. S. Eliot and the Objective Correlative 4. H. P. Lovecraft’s Supernatural Horror in Literature 5. Edgar Allan Poe’s The Poetic … Continue reading

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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Mysterious Triumph: This Side of Paradise

So how is it that this novel, despite it’s shortcomings, was still able to be successful? Ask any New York agent to represent your literary novel with a male protagonist and he’ll tell you: “Literary novel’s with a male protagonist … Continue reading

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5 Old-school Tricks to Jazz-Up Your Fiction, Memoir or Poetry

1.   (The Colon) Ending Paragraph Enjambment: Instances of this can be seen throughout F. Scott Fitzgerald’s work. It takes the form of a paragraph ending with a colon, followed by a new paragraph which begins with what was foreshadowed just … Continue reading

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F. Scott Fitzgerald: Economy and Circumlocution

I want to talk about circumlocution. Why not? No one else seems to be letting the cat out of the bag. It’s like it’s some big secret. Well–here goes:  I made an earlier post in praise of Ernest Hemingway and … Continue reading

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