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Picked fresh daily: writing craft, artsy-fartsy, TRAVEL, photography craft, inspiration, advice, and sometimes just funny.
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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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Plugging Into Your Creative Cycle

Plugging Into Your Creative Cycle | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it

To accomplish anything, you must believe you can do it. After all, there have most likely been those before you who have done it, right? And if they can do it, so can you. If you don’t believe you can do it, then perhaps you don’t want it badly enough. You may give up on it, settle for less, or not even try. You may feel completely discouraged.

 

The trick is to imagine yourself in the act of accomplishing your goal and picturing yourself successfully completing it.


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The secret of success is concentrating interest in...

The secret of success is concentrating interest in... | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
“ The secret of success is concentrating interest in life, interest in sports and good times, interest in your studies, interest in your fellow students, interest in the small things of nature,...
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Happy Birthday, Joseph Conrad: On Writing and the Role of the Artist

Happy Birthday, Joseph Conrad: On Writing and the Role of the Artist | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
"Art is long and life is short, and success is very far off."

Legendary author Joseph Conrad was born 155 years ago today.
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Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors: Structuring Your Story’s Scenes, Pt. 1: Mastering the Two Different Types of Scene

Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors: Structuring Your Story’s Scenes, Pt. 1: Mastering the Two Different Types of Scene | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
The scene—that most integral, most obvious, most universal part of any story—is also the most overlooked and least understood when it comes to the craft of storytelling.
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The Other Side of the Story: Real Life Diagnostics: Easing You In: Making a Quiet Opening Work

The Other Side of the Story: Real Life Diagnostics: Easing You In: Making a Quiet Opening Work | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
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18-Year-Old Sylvia Plath on Loving Everybody and Living with Curiosity

18-Year-Old Sylvia Plath on Loving Everybody and Living with Curiosity | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
"Every story, every incident, every bit of conversation is raw material for me." Her recently uncovered stunning drawings inspired me to...
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Woodcut: A Meditation on Time Through the Inked Cross-Sections of Fallen Trees

Woodcut: A Meditation on Time Through the Inked Cross-Sections of Fallen Trees | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
Bryan Nash Gill's visual record of the passage of time.
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Fear Failing As a Writer? Here's Something to Think About

Fear Failing As a Writer? Here's Something to Think About | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
You don't have as much to lose as you might think, and here's why.
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Writer Unboxed » A Simple Approach to Revisions

Writer Unboxed » A Simple Approach to Revisions | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
Writer Unboxed about the craft and business of fiction...
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“Couponing” for Authors—Guest Post by J.L. Greger | Mystery Writing is Murder

“Couponing” for Authors—Guest Post by J.L. Greger | Mystery Writing is Murder | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
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The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss

The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
"…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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The History of English in 10 Minutes (video)

A compilation of ten videos on the history of the English language. I compiled the videos into a film to make it a little easier to watch them all. While I d...


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Character Questionnaire

Character Questionnaire | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
From The Scipt Lab 50 Questions To Help You Create A Character For Your Novel. 1. How does your character think of their father? What do they hate and love about him? What influence - literal or imagined - did the father have?
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Art - community of artists and those devoted to art. Digital art, skin art, themes, wallpaper art, traditional art, photography, poetry / prose. Art prints.
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How to ignore an editor’s suggestions and still fix your novel

How to ignore an editor’s suggestions and still fix your novel | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
When my agent took my second novel Life Form 3 he mostly adored it – but felt the main threat took too long to develop. A publisher was interested so we had a meeting. In a creative, convivia...
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Forget He Said, She Said! Four Tricks to Writing Better Dialogue

Forget He Said, She Said! Four Tricks to Writing Better Dialogue | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
The home of writing award ideas and practical advice for story contest success.
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PSA: Your Default Narrative Settings Are Not Apolitical

PSA: Your Default Narrative Settings Are Not Apolitical | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
Image taken from tumblr. Recently, SFF author Tansy Rayner Roberts wrote an excellent post debunking the idea that women did nothing interesting or useful throughout history, and that trying to wri...
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Rookie » On Being a Late Bloomer

Rookie » On Being a Late Bloomer | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
When I graduated from college, full of hubris and ambition, I decided that I wanted to be a novelist.
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Does the Universe Have a Purpose? Neil deGrasse Tyson, Animated

Does the Universe Have a Purpose? Neil deGrasse Tyson, Animated | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
"In the absence of human hubris, and after we filter out the delusional assessments it promotes within us, the universe looks more and more...
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Focus Your Story with a Central Image

Focus Your Story with a Central Image | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
A CENTRAL IMAGE: build one into your story and readers will love you.

What would Moonstruck be without its full moon? Or Moby Dick without its white whale? When you think of The Sun Also Rises, ...
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