The following tip sheets might be useful to writers wanting to improve their craft. 

creative nonfiction

the opening hook for fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry

showing and telling 

children's fiction 

commercial fiction

     hooks in chapters of novels consider opening chapters of a novel with a hook and closing them with another hook to move the reader into the next chapter. 

Van Vogt on Story Structure 

The Enneagram, a tool for creating characters by offering

     the illusion of reality

children's nonfiction: how to sell publishers a series of nonfiction

     books for children

Dialogue Tags and Saidisms: advice on telling who said what without annoying your readers

Using Flashbacks

Jerry Craven Texas writer Texas novelist the big thicket saving a songbird Rama's spear East Texas writer Texas poet creative nonfiction dramatic poetry Tiger, tiger Bruce Jefferson Snake Mountain Slough Press Lamar University Press Ink Brush Press tips for writers contact Jerry Craven YA fiction