Archive for the ‘Writing Western Fiction’ Category


Where are the Good Westerns?

Are there Any Good Westerns Out there Anymore? That depends on what you believe a “good” western fiction story should be. Some believe a good western is an “authentic” western. They are convinced that the writer was obligated to “tell it like it was” and not add the glitter and glamour, nor romanticize.  They seem […]

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For the Writers: Describing the Western Fiction Character

The character in a western fiction novel may not have to conform to any particular description of his or her features, but if you want to lend credibility to your character, you’ll put some description that conforms to the period as well as to the culture, and to the kind of work done by the character.

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Creative Writing: Openings in a Western Novel

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