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tips, tools, resources, and other interesting bits of information about creative writing
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Prose Contests With Upcoming Deadlines | Poets & Writers

Prose Contests With Upcoming Deadlines | Poets & Writers | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it
Below is a list of contests with deadlines in the second half of September.
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4 Signs It's Time To Quit A Writing Project - Writer's Edit

4 Signs It's Time To Quit A Writing Project - Writer's Edit | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it
Share this post: There is a romantic myth that surrounds writers. This myth is rife with infatuation, possessiveness and protectiveness: a writer is supposed to be obsessed with their work. Utterly absorbed. If their creative process stalls, or in some instances flatlines, the writer should just work harder. More rewrites, more experimentation. They should even put the draft away to gain that invaluable perspective, but ultimately come back. No matter the grief a project causes, a writer should always come back. It reads like a lover addicted to an implosive partnership.Stay up to date with the most popular posts on Writer's Edit. Romantic myth, prepare to be busted. Just like relationships, not all projects are meant to last forever. Some projects might not last a week. A day. A five minute type-out. Some projects you don't have to come back for. And that's okay. In fact, that's healthy. Similar to a relationship that
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16 Persuasive Writing Secrets

16 Persuasive Writing Secrets | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it
Persuasive writing is a skill writers use when they blog, or write for social media, or write for business. This infographic has 16 tips to help you.
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Nice Poem; I’ll Take It - How it feels to be the victim of a serial plagiarist.

Nice Poem; I’ll Take It - How it feels to be the victim of a serial plagiarist. | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it

What does it feel like, tasting words you’ve stolen? Like sand, I suspect. Sand that a man dying of dehydration drinks in the desert, never slaking his thirst.

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Quiet Time for Readers: Do you make room for downtime in your story? - Plotist

Quiet Time for Readers: Do you make room for downtime in your story? - Plotist | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it
We plan our plots from one action point to the next, so how do we allow the reader to recharge?
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Tell Me What You Want: Uncovering Your Character’s Driving Motivation

Tell Me What You Want: Uncovering Your Character’s Driving Motivation | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it
Tell Me What You Want: Uncovering Your Character’s Driving Motivation As we dive into NaNo Prep months, many of your Wrimos may be thinking about what what will drive your plot to 50,000 words
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Creative Writing Journal - How to Keep a Journal for Writers - Part 1/2

Creative Writing Journal - How to Keep a Journal for Writers - Part 1/2 | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it

On this page, you'll find ideas for keeping a creative writing journal to use for your poetry, fiction, and dramatic writing. 

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16 Writing Tools: How to Start Writing Every Day

16 Writing Tools: How to Start Writing Every Day | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it
Writing every day is one of the best habits you can cultivate for your life and business. These 16 writing tools make it SO easy to start today.
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Angeline Trevena: 5 Ways to Market your Book that Don’t Feel Dirty

Angeline Trevena: 5 Ways to Market your Book that Don’t Feel Dirty | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it

I know a lot of writers that are scared of marketing their book, worried about annoying people, or coming across as rude. I know others that are confused by it, and don’t know where to start. I even know writers who refuse to do any marketing because they believe it to be evil in all of its forms.

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Don't Talk About Your Book Until It's Published

Don't Talk About Your Book Until It's Published | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it
Am I writing a book now? That’s between me and my hypothetical manuscript. I’ve learned to keep my mouth shut, hunker down, and get to work.
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7 Steps to Creating a Flexible Outline for Any Story

7 Steps to Creating a Flexible Outline for Any Story | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it
Let’s take a look at how to get the most out of the outlining process, beginning with the shaping of your premise and working all the way through to a complete list of scenes.
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5 Lessons I’ve Learned as a Writer

5 Lessons I’ve Learned as a Writer | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it

You won’t find a perfect writer. You’ll find only writers who, if they’re honest, are on a never-ending mission to improve. None of us has all the answers, but we have lessons we’ve learned along the way. Here are five of the most valuable lessons I’ve had the privilege of learning.

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8 Writing Tips I Wish I Knew Before I Started Blogging

8 Writing Tips I Wish I Knew Before I Started Blogging | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it
Check out these 8 essential writing tips for writing clear, concise, and compelling content.
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Looking for places to submit your writing? Check out this list!

Looking for places to submit your writing? Check out this list! | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it
Need places to submit your writing? Check out this awesome list!
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A Cautionary Comic for Writers

A Cautionary Comic for Writers | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it
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The Key Differences Between Middle Grade vs Young Adult | WritersDigest.com

The Key Differences Between Middle Grade vs Young Adult | WritersDigest.com | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it
Miss your mark with your target audience and you won’t be graduating to the pros. Here’s how to ace the key differences between MG and YA.
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'Plagiarists never do it once': meet the sleuth tracking down the poetry cheats

'Plagiarists never do it once': meet the sleuth tracking down the poetry cheats | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it
Ira Lightman is a man on a mission: to root out plagiarism in poetry. And his latest case is the most shameless yet
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Plotist - a web app to help you bring your stories to life

Plotist - a web app to help you bring your stories to life | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it

Plotist is a web application, so as long as you have an internet connection available you will be able to work on your stories. Plotist will automatically adjust its interface for smartphones, tablets and computers.

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Creative Writing Journal - How to Keep a Journal for Writers - Part 2/2

Creative Writing Journal - How to Keep a Journal for Writers - Part 2/2 | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it
A creative writing journal can make you a better fiction writer or poet. Here you'll find tips on how to keep a journal for creative writing, along with journal ideas to inspire you.
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Readability Grader: Check if your blog content is too hard to read.

Readability Grader: Check if your blog content is too hard to read. | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it
Check if your content is too hard to read. Free forever.
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Sometime, Sometimes, and Some Time

Sometime, Sometimes, and Some Time | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it

What is the difference between sometime and some time? And where does sometimes fit into the equation? Don’t worry, the answer is simpler than you might think.

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The Secret to Show, Don't Tell - The Write Practice

The Secret to Show, Don't Tell - The Write Practice | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it
You've heard the classic writing rule, "Show. Don't Tell." Every writing blog ever has talked about it, and for good reason. Showing, for some reason, is really difficult.
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Teaching Creative Writing online? Visit Flash Fiction Center at Learning Lab (Craft World grid)

Teaching Creative Writing online? Visit Flash Fiction Center at Learning Lab (Craft World grid) | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it
Flash Fiction Center is an Open Educational Resource (OER) for educators interested in teaching creative writing online using virtual worlds. This environment is designed to help students learn about flash fiction and to motivate them to write this type of concise story. 

To visit Flash Fiction Center at Learning Lab (Craft World grid), please follow the instructions on this page: http://flashfictioncenter.blogspot.com/2017/06/flash-fiction-center-online-at-learning.html ;

Flash Fiction Center is also available as a free OAR file for educators.


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The Best Writing Apps of 2017

The Best Writing Apps of 2017 | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it
Novelists, screenwriters, book authors, and bloggers: Look no further for the best dedicated tool for your craft.
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Hot Genre Alert: Get to Know Climate Fiction

Hot Genre Alert: Get to Know Climate Fiction | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it
Make room on your bookshelves! Climate fiction is here.
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