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The Three Dimensions of Character

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If you want to write a character from the ground up, a character who is as real as any person living, yet wholly your own creation, then there are three aspects you need to know in depth: the physical, sociological and psychological.


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Great way to know your characters well enough to predict what they would or wouldn't do in any given situation.

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Writing and the Creative Life: 18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

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Scott Myers digs into Carolyn Gregoire's 18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently and his past to illuminate his own creative path.

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The 7 Story Archetypes, and How They Can Dramatically Improve Your Marketing. | Social Media Today

The 7 Story Archetypes, and How They Can Dramatically Improve Your Marketing. | Social Media Today | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it

Did you know that there are only 7 basic plotlines throughout all story telling? 

Christopher Booker author of The 7 basic plots distills all of story telling to 7 basic archetypes that make up all of storytelling throughout history.

 

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Written for marketing -- helpful for writers of all sorts.

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Go Teen Writers: A List of Character Archetypes

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Fun list to get writers thinking about character development.

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The 4 Story Structures that Dominate Novels | WritersDigest.com

The 4 Story Structures that Dominate Novels | WritersDigest.com | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
All stories contain four elements that can determine structure: milieu, idea, character and event. Here's a look at each one and how each will affect your novel. by Orson Scott Card
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This is helpful when plotting, outlining, or when you are stuck and not sure where to go.

 

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ReadWriteThink: Student Materials: Plot Diagram

The Plot Diagram is an organizational tool focusing on a pyramid or triangular shape, which is used to map the events in a story.
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Good way to help students think through plot.

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27 Simple Ideas To Stimulate Creativity - Edudemic

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Sometimes you're just stuck in a creativity rut. Check out these 27 simple ideas to boost your creativity!
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Ten Common Blog Writing Mistakes | Visual.ly

Ten Common Blog Writing Mistakes | Visual.ly | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
This is an infographic on the top 10 common blog writing mistakes. Blogging is a rewarding activity for people who love to write down what they feel,
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Scholastic.com | Teachers: Write It

Scholastic Write It.

Find step-by-step help through the writing process and see how master writers craft their work.

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Includes a good list of student writing contests as well as opportunities for student writers to talk with other student writers.

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StoryJumper: Publish and read children's story books

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StoryJumper: Publish and read children's story books
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WritersCafe.org | The Online Writing Community

WritersCafe.org | The Online Writing Community | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
Share your poetry, short stories and novels. Join writing groups. Enter writing contests. Search publishers, literary agents and literary magazines.
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16 Observations About Real Dialogue ~ The Write Practice

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by Joe Bunting

 

"Dialogue can make your story. In fact, as Shakespeare knew, you can tell a whole story just through dialogue.

"Good stories are about real people, and real people love to talk to each other. We are biologically disposed to receive pleasure from conversation.

"If you want to write good stories, learn how to write good dialogue."

 

via Veronica Lynch on Pinterest


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20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes

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A list of some of the most common grammatical errors that routinely make it into print.

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Great list with explanations about why something is right or wrong.

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Poetry with Kids - Presenting Haiga

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http://www.thebookchook.com/2014/03/poetry-with-kids-presenting-haiga.html


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Some great ideas on how to connect pictures with Haiku and then how to present.

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BookChook's curator insight, March 6, 2014 11:28 PM

Some ideas on presenting haiga after children have created them (by adding haiku to images.) Also links to other articles about creating poetry with kids. 

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The 12 Common Archetypes

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"Although there are many different archetypes, Jung defined twelve primary types that symbolize basic human motivations. Each type has its own set of values, meanings and personality traits. Also, the twelve types are divided into three sets of four, namely Ego, Soul and Self. The types in each set share a common driving source, for example types within the Ego set are driven to fulfill ego-defined agendas."

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Good list to help writers with character development.

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How to Structure A Story: The Eight-Point Arc

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One of my favourite “how to write” books is Nigel Watts’ Writing A Novel and Getting Published. My battered, torn and heavily-pencil-marked copy is a testament to how useful I’ve found it over the years.
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Nigel Watts' 8 point story arc as a way to structure a story.

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A.K.Andrew's curator insight, May 6, 2014 8:36 PM

I never get tired of looking at plotting and it's always good to discover a new 'how to book' even if you can just glean a little of the information. The eight point arc will keep you grounded.

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TEN SIMPLE KEYS TO PLOT STRUCTURE

TEN SIMPLE KEYS TO PLOT STRUCTURE | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
The official website of best-selling author and story consultant Michael Hauge.
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These are great points to consider wherever you are at in the writing process, but I think they are especially helpful if you get stuck.

 

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Facebook: Writer’s foe or beloved friend? - The Writer

Facebook: Writer’s foe or beloved friend? - The Writer | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
Facebook can motivate users to build a diverse writing community, sharpen their skills as an editor and stretch as a writer.

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Judith van Praag's curator insight, March 19, 2014 7:40 PM

I can find myself in what Linda K. Wertheimer writes, with the exception of her tolrating Twitter, I like Twitter a lot, but I'm not going to tell you why in this very spot, for this is about Facebook and how the platform can be your ally.

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StoryCorps | Great Questions

StoryCorps | Great Questions | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it

These questions are merely suggestions for getting a good conversation going. We encourage you to use the ones you like and to come up with your own.

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These would be great writing prompts.

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29 Ways to Stay Creative | Visual.ly

29 Ways to Stay Creative | Visual.ly | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
Need some motivation or inspiration to finish a project? Here are 29 ways to keep you going!
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20 Terrifying Two-Sentence Horror Stories That Will Keep You Up At Night. #7 Gave Me Chills

20 Terrifying Two-Sentence Horror Stories That Will Keep You Up At Night. #7 Gave Me Chills | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
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Challenge: write a scary story in two sentences. Here's 20 horror stories to inspire.

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140 Characters (twitterfiction) on Twitter

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“ The latest from 140 Characters (@twitterfiction). Great works of fiction in 140 characters or less”


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6 word memoirs, 140 fiction--good ways to make writing less overwhelming to students.

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Writer Beware®: The Blog: Questions to Ask Your Prospective Literary Agent

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RUTH HARRIS: Reference and Research—the World Beyond Google

RUTH HARRIS: Reference and Research—the World Beyond Google | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
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As a writer, you might find yourself researching all sorts of weird things -- here are some good places to look for information.

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