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Picked fresh daily: writing craft, inspiration, advice, and sometimes just funny.
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Plotting With Michael Hague's Six Stage Plot Structure

Plotting With Michael Hague's Six Stage Plot Structure | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy

So far we've discussed the Three-Act Structure, the Hero’s Journey, and the Save the Cat Beat Sheet. That leaves one more popular structure--Michael Hague's Six Stage Plot Structure.
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4 Questions to Ask About Your Character's Job - Helping Writers Become Authors

4 Questions to Ask About Your Character's Job - Helping Writers Become Authors | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
Use these four questions about your character's job to get you thinking about what your his profession.
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8 Lessons From Kevin Spacey’s Mactaggart Lecture

8 Lessons From Kevin Spacey’s Mactaggart Lecture | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
By Lucy V Hay Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock this weekend, you will have heard Kevin Spacey’s amazing MacTaggart Lecture about the nature of film and television industry.
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Everyone Needs To Read This

Everyone Needs To Read This | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
Bill Watterson retired from writing and drawing "Calvin & Hobbes" about 18 years ago, but the timelessness of his message -- to always remain thoughtful, imaginative, and playful -- will stick in our culture forever, if we're lucky.
AJ Bradley's insight:

AMAZING

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Guest Post: How Properly Structured Beginnings and Endings Hold Your Book Together

Guest Post: How Properly Structured Beginnings and Endings Hold Your Book Together | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
The indomitable K.M. Weiland is at it again with a new writing craft book titled Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story. We have on occasion posted on each other's ...
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Are You Maintaining Your Setting?

Are You Maintaining Your Setting? | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy

(Dipping into the archives today, with some revised and updated thoughts--and bullet points--on keeping a setting fresh. Enjoy!
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When Bad Meditation Inspires Better Writing | Beyond The Margins

When Bad Meditation Inspires Better Writing | Beyond The Margins | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
  By Juliette Fay I’ve tried meditation off and on since my twenties, and I love the concept: quieting the mental noise, clearing away the chatter for a period of time, inviting stillness.
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Stunning Illustrations for Irish Myths and Legends

Stunning Illustrations for Irish Myths and Legends | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
"I have wished to become a child again that I might find this book."

Irish folklorist and dramatist Lady Augusta Gregory penned some of t
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What to edit in first draft, or how to write second draft

What to edit in first draft, or how to write second draft | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
This was a hot topic when I asked on Twitter
what people wanted me to blog about next,
and since I'm in the process of editing 1st draft of ROSEHEAD (or, in other
words, writing 2nd draft), it fit perfectly.
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Yes, Virginia, You Can Totally Force Art

Yes, Virginia, You Can Totally Force Art | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
"You can't force art." Google that phrase, you'll get over 20,000 hits. Many of them seem to agree with the notion that, indeed, you can't force art. Can't do it. Can't force art, creativity, innov...
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How Do You Build A Strong Character In Your Writing?

How Do You Build A Strong Character In Your Writing? | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
What’s the most important element in a piece of writing? Is it the plot, the characters, descriptions, dialogue, or the style? Obviously, you can’t single out only one. A powerful work succeeds in ...
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Storyville: Supernatural and Speculative Fiction—Getting Weird Without Losing Your Audience

Storyville: Supernatural and Speculative Fiction—Getting Weird Without Losing Your Audience | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
Supernatural and speculative fiction—getting weird without losing your audience.
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7 Ways to Build Your Writing Confidence - Helping Writers Become Authors

7 Ways to Build Your Writing Confidence - Helping Writers Become Authors | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
These seven tips should help you build your writing confidence and feel good about your stories.
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How much it cost me to self-publish my book

How much it cost me to self-publish my book | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
This topic bubbled to the surface recently, after I blogged about how to
self-publish a book, or first 5

and second 4 circles of Hell

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Finding great photos for your blog

Finding great photos for your blog | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
This has been requested by several people, and it never actually occurred to me that indeed I have developed a certain process in finding great photographs for my blog and have finessed it over the last year, but didn't think it would be worthy...
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30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself | The Best Article Every Day

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Rim Riahi's curator insight, August 25, 2013 2:53 AM

As Maria Robinson once said, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”  Nothing could be closer to the truth.  But before you can begin this process of transformation you have to stop doing the things that have been holding you back.

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The Character Therapist: How to Develop Your Character's Achilles' Heel

The Character Therapist: How to Develop Your Character's Achilles' Heel | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
An online therapy service for fictional characters
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Have You Found Your Writing Voice?

Have You Found Your Writing Voice? | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
I asked Ted Dekker how long it takes for an author to find their voice.

"It takes four to five novels," he said. So if the average novel is about 80,000 words, then you have to write 320,000 to ...
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Fifty Lessons from Fifty Shades of Grey, Part I

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Jan here. In medicine, it seemed to me that the best clinicians and teachers shared certain characteristics. They possessed insatiable curiosity and a willingness to learn from any source, however ...
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How To Fall Forever Into The Night Sky : NPR

How To Fall Forever Into The Night Sky : NPR | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
Gravity has long worked to keep us from understanding our place in the universe. You, however, can do something about that. Go find a dark, comfortable field and lie down.
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