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Journaling Made Easy….Make A List!

Journaling Made Easy….Make A List! | Creative Writers | Scoop.it

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If you can't think what to write today why not make a list?  Then see which of the things you've listed leaps out at you and wants to be written about.  there are some pretty pages to download here that might inspire you too.

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Sharilee Swaity's curator insight, September 29, 2013 7:31 AM

Some awesome list posts for journaling! . Check these out ... I definitely would like to use some of these for my class. 

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Andrew Michael Hurley: ‘​Some days I don’t look up until my wife texts to tell me to ea​t’

Andrew Michael Hurley: ‘​Some days I don’t look up until my wife texts to tell me to ea​t’ | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
The author of The Loney on his not-so-Scandi-neat study, why he feels guilty going for a walk and what humans will look like in a thousand years
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" ... writing is a peculiar occupation for peculiar people, and so it seems entirely appropriate that it should have peculiar practices. The thing is, they seem to work. From equal amounts of hard graft and idleness stories somehow grow."
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Writing Advice From a Newly Minted Nobel Winner

Writing Advice From a Newly Minted Nobel Winner | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
Kazuo Ishiguro wrote the bulk of The Remains of the Day in four weeks. All it took was extreme dedication—and a willingness to be terrible.
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Marilynne Robinson on Finding the Right Word

Marilynne Robinson on Finding the Right Word | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
The author of “Gilead” and “Housekeeping” reflects on Emily Dickinson, expanding the mind and writing into the unknown.
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"Writing should always be exploratory. There shouldn’t be the assumption that you know ahead of time what you want to express."
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How Steinbeck Used the Diary as a Tool of Discipline, a Hedge Against Self-Doubt, and a Pacemaker for the Heartbeat of Creative Work

How Steinbeck Used the Diary as a Tool of Discipline, a Hedge Against Self-Doubt, and a Pacemaker for the Heartbeat of Creative Work | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
"Just set one day’s work in front of the last day’s work. That’s the way it comes out. And that’s the only way it does."
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Poetry workshop fromThe Guardian

Poetry workshop fromThe Guardian | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
Every month, a different poet sets an exercise, chooses the most interesting responses from readers and offers an appraisal of them
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I'm bookmarking these invaluable poetry workshops from The Guardian.
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Don’t Be a Dick: Colum McCann’s Advice to Young Writers

Don’t Be a Dick: Colum McCann’s Advice to Young Writers | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
I. Don’t Be a Dick Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind. –Henry James Hey, you. Over there in the corner. Y…
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On the need to read read and read.
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8 Famous Writers Writing About Not Writing

8 Famous Writers Writing About Not Writing | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
Hey—are you writing right now? If you aren't, and I know you aren't, because you're reading this sentence, it's okay. It may seem like the phenomenon of writers
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If you feel guilty because you're not writing - you are in good company.
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Enchanting Books's curator insight, July 14, 10:17 AM
If you feel guilty because you're not writing - you are in good company.
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Eimear McBride: ‘My husband shouts “For God’s sake, come down to dinner”’

Eimear McBride: ‘My husband shouts “For God’s sake, come down to dinner”’ | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
The novelist on the dangers of people, email and the folly of taking advice advice from writers
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The Thing Only You Can Bring to Your Writing

The Thing Only You Can Bring to Your Writing | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
"Over the last nearly quarter-century of teaching the craft, I've seen the level of competent fiction rise significantly. ... Which means we have to be more than good to stand out from the morass. The edge is critical to getting us there.
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Excellent advice about how to excel in your fiction and an exercise well worth doing.
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30 Flash Fiction Prompts

30 Flash Fiction Prompts | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
Need a little mid-winter inspiration? Try one of these flash fiction prompts: 1: Write a story in which something transforms into something else. 2: Write a true story that is so ___________(insert adjective here) that no one would believe it's true. But it is. 3: Find a story you've written that isn't quite working. Chop…
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What Being an Editor Taught Me About Writing

What Being an Editor Taught Me About Writing | Creative Writers | Scoop.it

The truth is that spending one’s life reading good writing—not just reading it, but thinking about what makes it so good—is the best way to teach one’s self how to do it. For some people, this might mean enrolling in an MFA program. For me, I was lucky enough to learn by observing the other editors around me, and working on manuscripts as they went from rough drafts to finished books. It was the best writing education I could have received. Here are a few of the things I learned along the way:

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This advice is gold dust.  Writers, imprint it on your souls.
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Creative Writing Tools 

Creative Writing Tools  | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
“ This is a list of creative writing and self-publishing tools, apps and websites + a few extra that I thought would help! Online Writing Environments 750words – a simple site to keep up a private diary or daily writing practice. You can earn badges and get some neat metrics after you complete your writing. Google Docs – I wrote…”
Via Ariana Amorim, Jim Lerman, Shannon Bolithoe
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Penelope's curator insight, June 22, 2:41 PM
A veritable treasure trove of advice and links for writers. Keep this in your toolbox!

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***
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George Saunders on How to Tell a Great Story

George Saunders on How to Tell a Great Story | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
George Saunders reveals why storytelling is an act of love.
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Bernard MacLaverty: ‘Just try to write. You can do it better tomorrow’

Bernard MacLaverty: ‘Just try to write. You can do it better tomorrow’ | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
The novelist on the privilege of working from home, the benefits of eavesdropping and why he and his grandson love to play ‘throwing writers at the radiator’
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Odafe Atogun: ‘I write at night when the world is asleep’

Odafe Atogun:  ‘I write at night when the world is asleep’ | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
The Nigerian writer on a tidy desk, a lucky laptop and matching David Beckham for sartorial style
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The Art of Revision: Most of What You Write Should Be Cut

The Art of Revision: Most of What You Write Should Be Cut | Creative Writers | Scoop.it

"When I compose a first draft I just let everything I feel and think spill out raw and chaotically on the page. I let it be a mess. I trust my instincts. I just let my ideas and feelings flow until I run out of words. It’s fine for an early draft to be a disaster area. I don’t censor myself. When I have this raw copy, I can then decide if this idea is worth pung more effort into. If so, then with the second draft, I clean up spelling and grammar. I add anything I forgot to include in the first draft and take out whatever isn’t working. Then the real fun begins with the third draft. (Despite its importance, art should always be a form of play.) That’s where I work on what I know are my creative weaknesses."

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Penelope's curator insight, August 10, 9:38 PM
I love this piece. It absolutely sings and goes straight to the heart of a writer. If you are a creative, you should feel inspired and thankful for the opportunity to create beautiful art with your words.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 15, 1:37 PM
An interesting article that underscores the complexity and messiness of good writing.
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Louise Welsh: ‘I work best when I reach a mild degree of boredom'

Louise Welsh: ‘I work best when I reach a mild degree of boredom' | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
Libraries, silence and lots of tea – the novelist on the tricks she uses to free her imagination
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Top 10 opening scenes in books

Top 10 opening scenes in books | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
From Kazuo Ishiguro’s laconic intimatations to Mark Twain’s garrulous energy, these are masterclasses in the difficult art of beginning
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The start to your story really matters because this is how the writer lures in the reader and where a promise is made.
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Is there any way to avoid writer's butt?

Is there any way to avoid writer's butt? | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
Writing novels full-time and snacking in a sedentary position is surefire way of seeing your rear end expand. So what are authors’ best tips for keeping trim?
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How to Be Your Own Best Editor - Even If You Don't Have an Editing Bone in Your Body

How to Be Your Own Best Editor - Even If You Don't Have an Editing Bone in Your Body | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
What are the sorts of things should you look for in editing your writing?
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An excellent checklist to use before sending a piece of writing out.
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Enchanting Books's curator insight, July 14, 10:18 AM
An excellent checklist to use before sending a piece of writing out.
Dorothy Sander's curator insight, August 26, 12:32 PM
Self-editing saves time and money, but it also makes the process of writing more enjoyable. 
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The weirdest story ideas come from your own obsessions

The weirdest story ideas come from your own obsessions | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
Kelly Link has carved out a unique place at the intersection of magic realism and literary fantasy. Her short stories leave many questions unanswered, but stick in your mind for weeks afterwards. Now she explains where her ideas come from.
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Some great ideas here about how to generate story ideas.
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Flash Fiction Writing Exercises | Writing Forward

Flash Fiction Writing Exercises | Writing Forward | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
Flash fiction writing exercises help you strip away excessive words and phrases. A great way to examine the bare bones of your writing.
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Very useful exercises for teaching flash fiction.
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Enchanting Books's curator insight, July 14, 10:20 AM
Very useful exercises for teaching flash fiction.
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10 Chilling Fiction Books Inspired By Terrifying True Stories

As all book-lovers know, authors will find inspiration for their work anywhere and everywhere — inventing stories from their own imaginations, basing their fiction on personal experiences, garnering inspiration from other great works of literature, a…
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The inspiration for a story can come from something your read in a newspaper ...
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