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Picked fresh daily: writing craft, inspiration, advice, and sometimes just funny.
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Why Your Story Shouldn’t Be Too Tidy

Why Your Story Shouldn’t Be Too Tidy | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
Today’s post is written by Dr John Yeoman. Why do silly things happen? Why hiccups? Why, when you find a discarded shoe by the roadside, is it only ever one shoe? Savants lust to describe the...
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Could one second a day change your life? Here's how! - Time to Write

Could one second a day change your life? Here's how! - Time to Write | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
On February 20, 2011, Cesar Kuriyama had a kind of crazy idea: he would videotape a moment from each day of his life, pick one second from the day's footage, and put them all together into a montage that would...
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Cutting the Fat from Your WIP by Gina Conroy | Mystery Writing is Murder

Cutting the Fat from Your WIP by Gina Conroy | Mystery Writing is Murder | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
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Writability: NaNoWriMo Winner? Hold On to that Novel!

Writability: NaNoWriMo Winner? Hold On to that Novel! | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
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How to Write a Life Plan

How to Write a Life Plan | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
A life plan is a detailed description of your decisions, intentions, hopes and dreams for your future. Writing a life plan may be an assignment for school, a personal development program, or just an activity you are initiating to improve...

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, December 14, 2012 8:21 AM

Writing a writer's life plan just might help you get started on the path to the kind of writing life you want.

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Writing a writer's life plan just might help you get started on the path to the kind of writing life you want.

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Fiction Is About Facing Problems

Fiction Is About Facing Problems | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it

One of the main tenets of writing story is to make the reader as the question: What happens next?

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10 ideas for blog posts to write before the end of the year

10 ideas for blog posts to write before the end of the year | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
During the holidays, blogging can become a chore. These quick-hit posts will leave readers happy, and you with time for everything else in your life.
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Formulating a Clear Vision for Your Writing Career | Live Write Thrive

Formulating a Clear Vision for Your Writing Career | Live Write Thrive | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
Insights, inspiration, and practical advice for writers...
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Are Book Trailers Dead?

by Laura Drake My debut book will be out in May, so promo is at the top of my mind lately. When I brought up the idea of doing a book trailer with some of my published friends, I got … Conti...
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Blood-Red Pencil: Empty Fillers

Blood-Red Pencil: Empty Fillers | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it

Here are five sentences filled with examples of what I mean. See how many you can spot:

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The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss

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"…a creature content with himself as animal and artist, and one who didn't give a lick or a spit for anyone's opinion, one way or another,...
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Success: What Price Does Your Character Pay? — Fiction Notes

Success: What Price Does Your Character Pay? — Fiction Notes | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
Great stories are built around great sacrifices. Make your character pay for success: 3 types of sacrifice and questions to prompt you.
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Notes on Writing a Novel | Narrative Magazine

Notes on Writing a Novel | Narrative Magazine | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
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The Writers Alley: Guest Post: Thoughts on Drafting and Editing from Debut YA Author Jessie Andersen

The Writers Alley: Guest Post: Thoughts on Drafting and Editing from Debut YA Author Jessie Andersen | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
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25 Gifts For Writers

25 Gifts For Writers | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
1. Books This is about as obvious an answer as it gets (“What should I buy that starving child for Christmas?” “Um, food?” “Eh.”), but just the same I’m su...
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Linda Clare's Writer's Tips: Three Ways to Keep Your Readers Reading

Linda Clare's Writer's Tips: Three Ways to Keep Your Readers Reading | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
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What makes a hero? - Matthew Winkler

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-makes-a-hero-matthew-winkler What trials unite not only Harry Potter or Frodo Baggins but many of literature...
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Seeking the Write Life: Character Development Series: Question #2 and an Exercise

Seeking the Write Life: Character Development Series: Question #2 and an Exercise | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
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The Secret To a Successful Concept

The Secret To a Successful Concept | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
Here it is, right up front. No elaborate setup. Not even a needs-analysis as a lead-in. We’ll get to that once you know what a successful concept is… and what it isn’t.
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Stina Lindenblatt : On My Writerly Bookshelf: Writing Love

Stina Lindenblatt : On My Writerly Bookshelf: Writing Love | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it

If you write straight romances or novels with a romantic subplot, you’ll want to check out Writing Love:Screenwriting Tricks for Authors by Alexandra Sokoloff.

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Desire…

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Desire – what he/she wants – drives your character...

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This Advice Will Save Your Book: Back Up Your Work Twice!

This Advice Will Save Your Book: Back Up Your Work Twice! | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
 by Amie Kaufman — Would you like to see the most re-tweeted tweet I’ve ever sent out into the universe? I got a pretty good response to some of my copy edits humour, but this one blew ...
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If you want to write, don’t err by setting the bar...

If you want to write, don’t err by setting the bar... | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
“ If you want to write, don’t err by setting the bar too low. Maybe you want to write like Emily Dickinson. Maybe you want to write like Nabokov. Just be willing, at the end of the day, to look at...
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Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before You Write a Scene. Any Scene.

Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before You Write a Scene. Any Scene. | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
One of the stories I was coaching this week had this little wrinkle: the main character’s quest was interrupted by a flashback scene showing the hero as a boy delivering newspapers, falling off his bike and being laughed at by...
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Starting a New chapter: Defeating the Blank Page — Fiction Notes

Starting a New chapter: Defeating the Blank Page — Fiction Notes | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
3 ways to defeat writer's block and start a new chapter; 3 chapter openings to avoid.
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