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How to improve setting in story

How to improve setting in story How to improve setting in story
 In South Africa's Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, I discuss improving setting in your story. 

New resources for Jewish Women Writers

Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa Vlog Time: WATCH
How beautiful are these backgrounds? The cover photo is Cape Town's Table Mountain and this vlog was filmed at Chapman's Peak, overlooking Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.  

Symbolism & Setting

Cape Town's Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens Symbolism & Setting
Symbolism is one of the most underused techniques when it comes to story setting.  There's no better place to talk about setting than in Cape Town's beautiful Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

How do I know when my flash should be a short story?

Cape Town, Table Mountain
Today's question: How do I know when to extend my flash into a short story?  

WATCH: Interview with Bev Ehrlich today for her Wisdom Wednesday series

Bev Ehrlich interivews Gila Green Wisdom Wednesdays
Thank you so much to life coach Bev Ehrlich, originally of Cape Town, South Africa, now of Modiin, Israel for her interview today. I am thrilled to be part of her "make your dream come true" series on Youtube, which she has titled Wisdom Wednesdays.  

Watch: Can your story take place anytime?

Gila-Old-City
​Jerusalem's Old City is the ideal place to vlog about setting

Three Quick Tips to Improve your Flash

Three Quick Tips to Improve your Flash
​Write great flash 

Should Writers Write Daily?

Work-photo Gila Green writing

What is the difference between an essay and nonfiction flash?

essay-vs-nonfiction
Today's question comes from Naomi in Beit Shemesh. Thanks for emailing me. Naomi asks, what is the difference between essay writing and writing a non-fiction flash piece?  

What if my nonfiction flash has some imaginative truth? Is it flash fiction?

What if my nonfiction flash has some imaginative truth? Is it flash fiction? Imaginative truth and non-fiction
Today's question is one of two questions from Naomi in Beit Shemesh. Thanks for writing. Please email me any additional questions and I'll try to answer them in a one-minute vlog. Naomi asks if her non-fiction piece has some imaginative truth, does that make her piece flash fiction? 

Can a Writing Partner Make you more productive?

​What do you need in a writing partner? 

Does your story need a Bad Guy?

Today's vlog answers the question: do I need a villain in my story? 

Writer's Block Advice

Advice for New Writers - Distraction

Why I Wrote Passport Control

Will We Meet Miriam Gil Again?

Why are Jewish Stories Important?

What am I Working on Now?

Latest Books

White Zion

White Zion

White Zion is a novel in stories forthcoming from Cervena Barva Press (April 2019). The novel takes readers into the worlds of 19th century Yemen, pre-State Israel, modern Israel and modern Canada...

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Passport Control

Passport Control

Miriam Gil knows little about Israel. Her father won’t talk about his life there or the brother he left behind when he came to Canada. Hurt and angry when he tells her to move out to make room for his new girlfriend, she enrolls in an Israeli university. She falls in love with Guy... 

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King of the Class

King of the Class

Eve and Manny are engaged in post-civil war Israel, but Manny has a secret: he’s falling in love with his religious roots and turning his back on moral relativism. As their wedding date approaches...

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No Entry

No Entry

In No Entry, Canadian teenager, Yael Yekutiel, signs on to an elephant conservation program and ends up coming face to face with violence, greed, and murder and the taste of a very real danger for all of us: elephant extinction.

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