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Unforgiven as a New Western|
Val Kovalin, BellaOnline's Fiction Writing Editor
Looking at movies might help clarify the difference between a Classic Western and a New Western. Open Range, which expresses heroism and optimism, is a Classic Western. Unforgiven, which exudes cynicism and pessimism, is a New Western. This article discusses Unforgiven with plot spoilers.
What to Include in an Email Cover Letter|
Dianne Walker, BellaOnline's Job Search Editor
With so many companies converting to electronic recruitment, it adds a whole new spin to the traditional cover letter. Ditch the emoticons! Learn how to prepare an email cover letter that will get you noticed – the right way!
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Review of Sisters of Treason
Royal fiction popularity has skyrocketed since Philippa Gregory began her Queen Series. There is a new series to recommend to patrons by Elizabeth Fremantle and the latest title is Sisters of Treason.
The Near-Death Experience of the Classic Western
There are three types of story in the western fiction genre. They are Classic, New, and Modern. Here is the near-death experience of the Classic Western at the hands of the Big Five Publishers of New York City, and its miraculous recovery.
How to Respond to the Difficult Customer Question
Tell us about a difficult customer service experience and how you handled it. This question stumps many candidates. It’s not a difficult question; learn how to tell your story.
E D I T O R R E C O M M E N D E D |
The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
Best historical novel ever, and I don´t even like most historical novels. Epic and unforgettably intense! Among other things, reading this will teach you how to hook your readers through writing strong character emotion.
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
A funny, unpretentious, sympathetic look at the writing life. The section on allowing yourself to write a crappy rough draft (so you can get it done in the first place) is worth the price of the book alone.
How to Write Descriptions of Eyes and Faces
by Val Kovalin, your BellaOnline editor for the Fiction Writing site. Learn to describe the appearance of the eyes, actions involving the eyes, and how to describe eyelids, eyebrows, and eyelashes. More than 2,000 words explaining 82 color names to assign to eyes. Facial shapes, forehead, ears, cheekbones, nose, lips, chin, and facial hair. Learn how the face shows different emotions, and more!