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Picked fresh daily: writing craft, artsy-fartsy, TRAVEL, photography craft, inspiration, advice, and sometimes just funny.
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Lewis Hyde on Work vs. Labor and the Pace of Creativity

Lewis Hyde on Work vs. Labor and the Pace of Creativity | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
On the osmosis of willful intention and flow.

David Foster Wallace famously said, “No one who is invested in any kind of art can read The Gift and remain unchanged.”
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How to add jeopardy to your story before the main conflict starts

How to add jeopardy to your story before the main conflict starts | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
Jeopardy is a sense of instability – and a powerful way to hook the reader. Often, writers are gearing up to reveal a big threat in the meat of the story, but fail to give us enough in the ea...
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How to Keep Readers Interested | The Editor's Blog

How to Keep Readers Interested | The Editor's Blog | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
Know how to keep readers interested in your story by stirring their curiosity. Use the rules of dramatic structure to keep the reader's attention.
"Make sure that each scene leaves readers wanting more. Don’t allow readers any moment without some uncertainty or question or puzzle."
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Beta Readers – Why You Want Them, Why You Need Them

Beta Readers – Why You Want Them, Why You Need Them | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
Beta readers bumped my manuscript from okay to publishable. What did these beta readers do?
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This Site Will Generate A Name (And Identity!) For Your Characters | Fuel Your Writing

This Site Will Generate A Name (And Identity!) For Your Characters | Fuel Your Writing | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
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Charles Bukowski, Arthur C. Clarke, Annie Dillard, John Cage, and Others on the Meaning of Life

Charles Bukowski, Arthur C. Clarke, Annie Dillard, John Cage, and Others on the Meaning of Life | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
"We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us."

The quest to understand the meaning of
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One criticizes in others what one recognizes +...

One criticizes in others what one recognizes +... | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
“ One criticizes in others what one recognizes + despises in oneself. For example, an artist who is revolted by another’s ambitiousness. ” Susan Sontag in As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh:...
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Dealing with Offense–When is It Okay to Lecture Others?

Dealing with Offense–When is It Okay to Lecture Others? | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
Happy Wednesday, everyone! Social media is becoming more and more a part of our everyday lives, and this means that we are coming into contact with more people than ever before. We do more socializ...
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Characterization 101: How to Create Memorable Characters

Characterization 101: How to Create Memorable Characters | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
Good Characterization is why most people read fiction. Sure, you can draw your readers in with action, mystery, and romance, but what they will remember thirty years after reading your book are the...
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Karen Woodward: The Dark Art Of Critiquing, Part 1: What Makes A Story Good?

Karen Woodward: The Dark Art Of Critiquing, Part 1: What Makes A Story Good? | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
What makes a story good or bad and how can we tell? Are there objective measures or does a good story, like beauty, exist only in the mind of the beholder?
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Inspired Openings: The Truth about Opening a Novel with Life or Death

Inspired Openings: The Truth about Opening a Novel with Life or Death | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
Inspired Openings: The Truth about Opening a Novel with Life or Death
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Sexy Phrases For In And Out Of The Bedroom

By Sharla Rae Put on the sexy music [See Fae Rowan’s blog on Music As Writing Inspiration. ] I’m giving you the sister blog to my Sensual Word Menu, Sexy Phrases For In And Out Of The Bedroom. Many...
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Writer Unboxed » Tormented by Toothless Writing Goals? Try These Tools

Writer Unboxed » Tormented by Toothless Writing Goals? Try These Tools | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
Writer Unboxed about the craft and business of fiction
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Inhale suffering, exhale compassion. A meditation.

Inhale suffering, exhale compassion. A meditation. | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
It’s time to reprise this post on Tonglen meditation. For healing sorrows. For giving when you don’t know what to give. For now. Please read. And breathe. ...
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Montaigne on Death and the Art of Living

Montaigne on Death and the Art of Living | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
"To lament that we shall not be alive a hundred years hence, is the same folly as to be sorry we were not alive a hundred years ago."

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kseniaanske - Blog - WRITE A NOVEL. Change this fucking world for the better.

kseniaanske - Blog - WRITE A NOVEL. Change this fucking world for the better. | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
Photo by Emma Katka

This was supposed to be a happy post. This was supposed to be a post about ...
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why perfection rapes the soul | Justine Musk

why perfection rapes the soul | Justine Musk | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
Move into yourself. Move into your human unsuccess. Perfection rapes the soul. -- Marion Woodman “Artists aren’t afraid to be imperfect,” pointed out Jonathan Fields in a recent blog post.
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Writers and Their Books: Inside Famous Authors’ Personal Libraries

Writers and Their Books: Inside Famous Authors’ Personal Libraries | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
Lessons in reading from an 18th-century lord, or why the allure of an unread book is like the dawn of romance.

As a hopeless bibliophile,
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kseniaanske - Blog - Print Your Novel Draft BOOK QUALITY AND CHEAP

kseniaanske - Blog - Print Your Novel Draft BOOK QUALITY AND CHEAP | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
Yes, we all know the impossible 3 - FAST, CHEAP, GOOD - and the rule that only 2 of those work at ...
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Beautiful Stop-Motion Animated Film About the Progression of Alzheimer’s

Beautiful Stop-Motion Animated Film About the Progression of Alzheimer’s | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
A textured, tactile journey of abstraction.

Art, with its capacity for expressing in abstract form experiences and emotions too complex o
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Karen Woodward: The Dark Art of Critiquing, Part 2: Formulating A Critique

Karen Woodward: The Dark Art of Critiquing, Part 2: Formulating A Critique | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
This is part two in my series: The Dark Art of Critiquing. Today I discuss formulating a four point critique. 1. Was the meaning clear? 2. Were you bored? 3. Did you believe it? 4. The cool bits.
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Author Blogging 101: How to Create Foundation Posts for Your Blog — The Book Designer

Author Blogging 101: How to Create Foundation Posts for Your Blog — The Book Designer | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
Author Blogging 101: How to Create Foundation Posts for Your Blog discusses what makes a good foundation post, and lists a variety of possibilities for new bloggers
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