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Ideas, inspiration and writing exercises. Help to get writing and stick with it. http://wordgrrls.com
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Template for Creating and Building a New Fantasy Race for your Fictional World

Template for Creating and Building a New Fantasy Race for your Fictional World | Creative Writing Inspiration | Scoop.it
In fantasy world building and writing, the term "race" is loosely used to describe a sentient or sapient life form with a similar degree of intelligence and awareness as that of a human.
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Devoted to the Art of Crafting Fiction. | The #StoryCraft Blog

Devoted to the Art of Crafting Fiction. | The #StoryCraft Blog | Creative Writing Inspiration | Scoop.it

#storycraft chat is a weekly twitter chat devoted to the art of crafting fiction.

 

#storycraft chat occurs each Sunday at 3pm US Pacific/6pm US Eastern

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Hard SF Group

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This is a discussion group for this specific subgenre in SF where the plausibility of the science counts. This group has read: Earth, Between the Strokes of...
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Apocalypse Whenever Group

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The most active Goodreads group for apocalyptic, post-apocalyptic and dystopic fiction! Join the monthly book reading, get recommendations, or just tell us...
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Learn the Art of Horror Writing for Fun and Profit | PRLog

Creative writing course to be taught at Virtual University by noted author and educator.

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The Positive Power of Writing: Socializing With Your Characters

"I may be crazy but I learn to know my characters quite quickly. So don’t be a stranger around your characters, socialize with them. After all, they do live in your head, so no matter what they do, you still have control. Scary to think though that one might get loose sometime. Now there’s a story for you."

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3 Common Conflict Killers | Looseleaf Leaflets

3 Common Conflict Killers | Looseleaf Leaflets | Creative Writing Inspiration | Scoop.it

This all boils down to the same thing: no matter what you add to your story, you have to maintain a level of conflict. This is one of the biggest problems I’ve pointed out in manuscript evalutions. Authors either let their conflict falter, make their first conflicts irrelevant to what the plot later becomes, or never really establish a strong conflict in the first place.

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Storyteller or Writer? | Rachelle Gardner

Storyteller or Writer? | Rachelle Gardner | Creative Writing Inspiration | Scoop.it

It sounds like you have ideas and you’re a storyteller but you haven’t developed your writing craft. Unfortunately, the old adage is true – ideas are a dime a dozen. In themselves, ideas have no value. The value is in the way a writer is able to capture those ideas using the written word, whether it’s fiction or nonfiction.

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The Black Cat Horror Writing Prompt « Dar Writes

The Black Cat Horror Writing Prompt « Dar Writes | Creative Writing Inspiration | Scoop.it

"Halloween Writing Prompt:

Imagine an old house with a black cat in residence. A man or woman walks into the house for the first time and finds something unexpected. It’s a paranormal horror writing prompt…let your imaginations be your guide"

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The #StoryCraft Blog

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#storycraft chat is a weekly twitter chat devoted to the art of crafting fiction.

 

#storycraft chat occurs each Sunday at 10PM Bangkok time/11am US Eastern/5pm Paris time

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What Is Geofiction?

What Is Geofiction? | Creative Writing Inspiration | Scoop.it

Geofiction is a hobby in which people design imaginary places: cities, countries, worlds, even entire universes! Unlike most worldbuilders, geofiction hobbyists do not necessarily create their worlds as a background for a novel or role-playing game, they create them for the fun of creation.

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Dystopias and Social Critiques Group

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This is a group for all the fans of Dystopias out there. Share your favorite dystopias, get new recommendations, and talk with other fans about this ever...
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Urban Fantasy Group

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Urban fantasy is a subset of contemporary fantasy, consisting of magical novels and stories set in contemporary, real-world, urban settings--as opposed to '...
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Rebecca Skloot on writing creative non-fiction | Code for Life

Rebecca Skloot on writing creative non-fiction | Code for Life | Creative Writing Inspiration | Scoop.it
Rebecca Skloot is author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, who this morning presented a twitter interview/presentation on creative non-fiction writing (This woman is an inspiration to me.
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Twitter Is The New Poetry

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Twitter is the new poetry. I read this in one of tweets but I don't remember who it was from.
My tribute to Twitter, in a poem. Short lines with few words. Follow me on Twitter if you like it.
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Twitter Sized Fiction | Word Grrls

Twitter Sized Fiction | Word Grrls | Creative Writing Inspiration | Scoop.it

You can submit your fiction and get paid a little too.

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Blogging for Fictioneers | Looseleaf Leaflets

When someone who has read your book comes to visit your blog, that reader is looking for you, so you shouldn’t smother who you are or what you think about. Just curate your thoughts and target them. If you want to try to engage new readers with your blog, you have to keep in interesting for someone who reads the sort of things you write, but who doesn’t know you or have an interest in writing his or her own novel.

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Urban Fantasy – The Character of Environment

Urban Fantasy – The Character of Environment | Creative Writing Inspiration | Scoop.it
Readers and writers know all about characters – that they require fleshing out and development, names and backgrounds, personalities, strengths and weaknesses. Readers become attached to the ment...
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Spooked Inspiration

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Mike Lyons is the first to enter my Horror Flash Fiction Contest. Kudos to Mike! My first ever flash fiction contest is being judged by the wonderful Shannon Mayer.
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A Guide to Creating Interesting Fictional Characters

A Guide to Creating Interesting Fictional Characters | Creative Writing Inspiration | Scoop.it
Are your fictional characters falling flat? There might be some crucial elements you're missing...
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