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Advice on How to Write Historical Novels | WritersDigest.com

Advice on How to Write Historical Novels | WritersDigest.com | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
David R. Gillham, author of the 2013 novel CITY OF WOMEN, shares advice on how to write historical novels and fiction. (Gillham's tips for writing historical fiction: Make your research part of the action.
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Not Your Usual Suspects: 20 Tips for Writing the Cozy or Traditional Mystery

Not Your Usual Suspects: 20 Tips for Writing the Cozy or Traditional Mystery | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
#Writing Tips for Cozy/Traditional #Mystery Writing: http://t.co/Ldu9hjj4d9
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Make Your Writing Clearer: 6 Tips for Re-wording Sentences

Make Your Writing Clearer: 6 Tips for Re-wording Sentences | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
The author James Michener said, “I’m not a very good writer, but I’m an excellent rewriter.” If you’re an aspiring author or someone striving for clarity in your professional or academic writing, you appreciate the methodical march of the rewriting...
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10 Writing Tips from Legendary Writing Teacher William Zinsser, May He Rest in Peace

10 Writing Tips from Legendary Writing Teacher William Zinsser, May He Rest in Peace | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
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Author William Zinsser died at his Manhattan home on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. The 92-year-old left behind one of the classics of writing instruction manuals as his legacy, On Writing Well.
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Avoiding punctuation 'mass hysteria'

Avoiding punctuation 'mass hysteria' | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Are hyphens and dashes driving you bananas? Here's a quick guide to help you keep things straight.
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Anatomy of a Best-Selling Story—Part Two

Anatomy of a Best-Selling Story—Part Two | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Image via Flickr Creative Commons, courtesy of Mike Licht
Last post, I started talking about the dreaded topic…structure.
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30 Indispensable Writing Tips From Famous Authors

30 Indispensable Writing Tips From Famous Authors | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Writing is easy: All you have to do is start writing, finish writing, and make sure it's good. But here's some vastly more useful wisdom and advice from people who seriously know what the h...
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5 Tips for Writing a Novel

5 Tips for Writing a Novel | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Although I'm not a newbie in the world of novels, I'm far from being a best selling author with a plethora of titles under my belt. But that doesn't mean I haven't learned from my own experience. P...
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Fiction University: Three Writing Tips From The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Fiction University: Three Writing Tips From The Avengers: Age of Ultron | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Fiction University: Three Writing Tips From The Avengers: Age of ... http://t.co/Ub0yMoMetG
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'Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction': Tips on plot, character, message

'Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction': Tips on plot, character, message | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
As the title suggests, this book offers advice to the newbie and aspiring writer and on writing and publishing fantasy and science fiction.
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Writing Tips : Your Writing Space

Writing Tips : Your Writing Space | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
This week I talk about improving your writing space, and the small things that affect it.
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Writing With and Beyond Uncertainty | Emerging Writers Studio

Writing With and Beyond Uncertainty | Emerging Writers Studio | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Writing With and Beyond Uncertainty http://t.co/GwCe8gh1Jp
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Kelley McMorris illustration: Self-Published Authors: 10 Tips on How to Email an Illustrator

Kelley McMorris illustration: Self-Published Authors: 10 Tips on How to Email an Illustrator | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Want to find an illustrator for your self-published book? Here's how to speak their language.
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8 Canadian poets on how to make your poetry better

8 Canadian poets on how to make your poetry better | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
From fresh air and a balaclava to scissors and 1970s pop—eight Canadian poets share their surefire tips on crafting powerful
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18 Invaluable Pieces of Writing Advice From Mario Vargas Llosa

18 Invaluable Pieces of Writing Advice From Mario Vargas Llosa | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Mario Vargas Llosa is one of Latin America’s most celebrated writers. Born in Peru in 1936, Llosa has been on the literary scene for decades. Here’s a
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Is Your Idea Strong Enough? Story Structure Part 4

Is Your Idea Strong Enough? Story Structure Part 4 | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Whether we are traditionally published, indie published or self-published, we must connect with readers and tell a great story. Structure is the “delivery system” for our story, so it’s wise to make it as solid as possible.
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Anatomy of a Best-Selling Story 3—Opposition

Anatomy of a Best-Selling Story 3—Opposition | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Ah, structure. We are discussing the fundamentals of story. No skeleton and our story is a puddle of primordial adverb ooze. In Part One, we talked about the micro scale of fiction the scene and the sequel, cause and effect.
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The Essential 10: The Synopsis | YAtopia

The Essential 10: The Synopsis | YAtopia | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
RT @loriagoldstein: The Synopsis. Two words that incite fear in the hearts of writers. My tips for writing one: http://t.co/9SD1aEdVn7 #amw…
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Tips for Novelizing True Events

Tips for Novelizing True Events | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Our guest today is Kathryn Craft, the author of two novels from Sourcebooks: The Art of Falling and The Far End of Happy. Her work as a freelance developmental editor at Writing-Partner.com follows...
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Anatomy of a Best-Selling Story—Structure Part One

Anatomy of a Best-Selling Story—Structure Part One | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Structure Matters
Writers must understand structure if they hope to be successful. Yes, it might take five years to finish the first novel, but if we land a three book deal, we don’t have 15 years to turn in our books.
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A Completely Non-Intimidating Guide to Writing (Infographic)

A Completely Non-Intimidating Guide to Writing (Infographic) | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Writing becomes less of a headache once you realize that it just involves sticking to a series of steps.
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The Lonely Artist--Tips For a Successful Book Signing

The Lonely Artist--Tips For a Successful Book Signing | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Today I'll step away from discussing my myriad social p…
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12 Writing Tips I’ve Learned After 20 Books and 3,000 Articles Over 20 Years

12 Writing Tips I’ve Learned After 20 Books and 3,000 Articles Over 20 Years | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
These tips will work for authors, bloggers, columnists, and journalists.

Via Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Persistence Prevails When All Else Fails—Being an Outlaster

Persistence Prevails When All Else Fails—Being an Outlaster | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Monday we talked about The DIP, so it seemed like a good idea to talk about being an OUTLASTER. I had years of honing this skill.
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The Blank Page: Some Writing Strategies

The Blank Page: Some Writing Strategies | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
This post is dedicated to that intimidating blank space that is the first page of the yet untitled document that at some fairly near point in time is supposed to contain a well-argued, thoroughly researched, and original argument to stun an...
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