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Picked fresh daily: writing craft, inspiration, advice, and sometimes just funny.
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Missed Connections Illustrated: Visual Paeans to Modern Love

Missed Connections Illustrated: Visual Paeans to Modern Love | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
Reverse-engineering serendipity, or what ice skating collisions have to do with fish market romance.
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How to Create Suspense

How to Create Suspense | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it

This is how you create suspense:

 

Don’t withhold sensitive information that could put your characters in danger. Instead, broadcast that sensitive information to your reader as soon as possible. That way, your reader has no choice but to walk on eggshells for the rest of your story, keeping them engaged and glued to the page until the very end.


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Dramatic Action Is More Than Doing Stuff

Dramatic Action Is More Than Doing Stuff | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it

Often the reason a scene doesn’t work, or doesn’t seem to have any life to it, is because what’s happening in the scene isn’t very interesting.

 

People may be doing things, moving around, attempting to reach their goals, but how they’re going about is too straightforward or too easy.

 

There are various ways to achieve things in life that are reasonable and sensible. You want to be a doctor, you go to medical school and study hard. If you portray that within a story it may feel realistic and true, but it won’t be very gripping.

 

There is more to a good story than holding a mirror up to life.


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how to dominate the world. sort of. | Justine Musk

how to dominate the world. sort of. | Justine Musk | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
Seek first to understand.... -- Stephen Covey 1 One of my all-time favorite bloggers is Chris Guillebeau (THE ART OF NON-CONFORMITY).
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12 Gifts and Goodies for Writers

12 Gifts and Goodies for Writers | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
These twelve gifts for writers are perfect for the holiday season. Get the writer in your life something special.
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On Writing and Creativity: Worldbuilding Revisited, part II — How Much is Enough?

On Writing and Creativity: Worldbuilding Revisited, part II — How Much is Enough? | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
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Linda Clare's Writer's Tips: Get Your Novel Moving: Cure for Stagnant Openings

Linda Clare's Writer's Tips: Get Your Novel Moving: Cure for Stagnant Openings | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
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How to Completely Captivate Your Readers

How to Completely Captivate Your Readers | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
We’ve all read stories that keep us enthralled the whole way through. The plot captivates us, and the characters tug at our hearts.

And then there are the stories that we easily put down after s...
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E. B. White on the Role and Responsibility of the Writer

E. B. White on the Role and Responsibility of the Writer | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
"Writers do not merely reflect and interpret life, they inform and shape life." Today, I'm headed to Columbia to take part in a symposium...
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Now For Sale: Daughters, $10,000 Each (If They're Pretty)

Now For Sale: Daughters, $10,000 Each (If They're Pretty) | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
This woman answers a question she's had since she was young in exactly the kind of way that slams into your gut and stays there.
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VIDEO: Watch The Big, Powerful Bankers Get Schooled By A Wicked Smart 12-Year-Old

VIDEO: Watch The Big, Powerful Bankers Get Schooled By A Wicked Smart 12-Year-Old | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
"It's become painfully obvious even to me, a 12-year-old, that banks have been robbing the people," declares Victoria Grant. She provides an excellent financial analysis, if I do say so myself.
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Minimalist Posters Celebrating Six Pioneering Women in Science | Brain Pickings

One designer's homage to Marie Curie, Jane Goodall, Rosalind Franklin, Grace Hopper, Rachel Carson, and Sally Ride.
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Character Movement and Fight Scenes

Character Movement and Fight Scenes | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it

Relatively speaking, you should incorporate very little actual physical description because this will bore the reader. It’s also unrealistic. When someone is in the middle of action, they can’t and won’t notice everything. At the same time, they can experience time distortion and time will seem to slow down so that person may notice quite a bit in what actually took only a split second. These are qualities you should be sure to note in your fight scenes.


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Essential Strategic Planning for Writers—Looking Ahead to 2013 | Live Write Thrive

Essential Strategic Planning for Writers—Looking Ahead to 2013 | Live Write Thrive | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
Insights, inspiration, and practical advice for writers...
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kseniaanske - Blog - Forget The Internets. Research your book IN REAL LIFE.

kseniaanske - Blog - Forget The Internets. Research your book IN REAL LIFE. | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
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While biking this weekend to a funeral home, of all places, I caught mysel...
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The Art of Being Still

The Art of Being Still | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
I transform the mundane task of grocery shopping into a writing exercise, and I become my character.
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Anaïs Nin on Love, Hand-Lettered by Debbie Millman

Anaïs Nin on Love, Hand-Lettered by Debbie Millman | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
"Anxiety is love's greatest killer...It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you." Revered as one of the most...
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Secondary Characters | The Editor's Blog

Secondary Characters | The Editor's Blog | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
Secondary characters in fiction support the main characters. They give veracity and depth to story. They can help or challenge other characters.
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One-Minute Animated Primers on Major Theories of Religion | Brain Pickings

One-Minute Animated Primers on Major Theories of Religion | Brain Pickings | Hunted & Gathered | Scoop.it
From Marx to Dawkins in 60 seconds....
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