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James Scott Bell: The "Write From The Middle" Method - WRITERS HELPING WRITERS

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Today we’re welcoming bestselling author and brilliant writing coach James Scott Bell to Writers Helping Writers. James has created a unique writing method that solves the “plotter or pantser” dilemma when it comes to structuring a novel, so please read … Continue reading →

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Christi Krug's curator insight, March 24, 11:46 PM

You've got your plotters, and you've got your pantsers (writing by the seat of their pants), and here's yet another option, writing from the middle.

 

But I daresay there are many, many more ways to write a novel and you won't know the best way for *you* until you experiment. And experiment. And experiment.

Mick D Kirkov's curator insight, April 1, 7:02 AM

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Mick D Kirkov's comment, April 3, 3:51 AM
@Christy Absolutely right. As Gorby (went forgotten last times, in vain) loved to say: "Once started, the thing will develop and go for itself. It has its own dynamism."
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17 Famous Quotes On Writing That Every Wannabe Author Should Memorize - Writing Rightly

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17 quotes from famous authors about how to write well, including how to start a story, choose the right words, and edit it.


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Penelope's curator insight, September 17, 2013 2:30 PM

 

Quotes are little gems for the day that can keep us going and spark our writing. Served up to you on a silver platter are 17 juicy morsels from famous authors. We have quotes on:

 

o Getting started

o Word choice and punctuation

o Story development

o Editing

o and why Simplicity is always key.

 

Here are a few:

 

“Cut out all those exclamation marks. An exclamation mark is like laughing at  your own joke.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Great Gatsby"

 

“Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way.”

 - Ray Bradbury, “Fahrenheit 451"

 

“Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.”

 - Mark  Twain, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"

Check out the article for more thought-provoking quotes to keep you writing!

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://www.businessinsider.com/quotes-on-writing-from-famous-authors-2013-9

 

 

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12 Essential Steps of a Phenomenal Story


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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, January 7, 2013 8:49 PM
Strange to tell Joseph Campbell's Hero With A Thousand Faces with Lego characters but it flies by faster chan Campbell.
Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, January 7, 2013 8:55 PM

Could this 65 slide deck have saved me plowing through Joseph Campbell's Hero With A Thosand Faces? Not really, but its fun and flies by providing ADD insight into the basis of all stories. 

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Are You Writing in the POV You Think You’re Writing In? - Marcy Kennedy

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By Marcy Kennedy (@MarcyKennedy) Point of view problems are the most common problems I see as a freelance editor. And I’m not surprised. Point of view is a difficult concept to master, yet it’s also the most essential.

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Helpful description of POV. 

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Penelope's curator insight, October 11, 2013 7:12 PM

 

Master your point of view (POV) and you have mastered a major part of writing a great story.

 

For those who are new at this lingo, point of view is simply the view from which the story is told. Who's doing the talking? Whose head are you in? POV comes in 4 types:

 

o Second Person - Tells the story using YOU

o Omniscient - Told by an all-knowing narrator

o Third Person - Told from "perspective" of single character

o First Person - The character is telling the story (uses I)

 

For specific examples of each, and further explanations, check out the article in its entirety.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://marcykennedy.com/2013/10/writing-pov-think-youre-writing/

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SEVEN STEPS TO THE PERFECT STORY [Fun Infographic]

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KindredReaders's curator insight, January 2, 11:45 AM

great visual reference!

Ali Anani's curator insight, January 3, 1:39 AM

Creative writing in steps

Gennia Holder's curator insight, January 14, 9:50 AM

This a great list, but, perfect?  I don't know about that :)  Stories aren't a magic bullet. However, applying these elements and telling the right story+right time+right audience... can make an emotional connection with your audience that impacts your business.