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Writing Tips: 10 Ways to Avoid Editing as You Write

Writing Tips: 10 Ways to Avoid Editing as You Write | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Blog post at WriteClever.com : Thank You For YOUR Writing Tips! Well - I don't feel quite so lonely after reading the responses to last week's post.
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Kurt Vonnegut: 8 Basics of Creative Writing

Kurt Vonnegut: 8 Basics of Creative Writing | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Kurt Vonnegut: 8 Basics of Creative Writing (Best. Writing Tips. Ever. In the history of ever. http://t.co/NKL9wXaJ9m No lie.)
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Orient Your Reader: Who, Where, When of Scene Writing

Orient Your Reader: Who, Where, When of Scene Writing | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it

I had a great time this past weekend, teaching fiction techniques at a rockin' new writers conference called Portals. Both of my workshops involved scene writing, and many of the participants were young adults. One scene writing technique, orienting the reader, came up again and again.
 

In good scene writing, it's also vital to inform the reader of the What, How and Why. But I believe your reader won't get that far unless you provide some very basic info. Here's what I mean:


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Writing Rules! Advice from the Times on Writing Well

Writing Rules! Advice from the Times on Writing Well | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
What would you add as the Rule 10 of the Times's 10 rules for writing well?
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SOME FUCKING WRITING TIPS

SOME FUCKING WRITING TIPS | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
This is the first blog I've written since writing blogs for the respectable charity Booktrust.
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Book doctor: What can I read to improve my writing?

Book doctor: What can I read to improve my writing? | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
All aspiring writers need to be magpie-like in their reading, and both classic and contemporary novels can provide a rich source of inspiration

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5 Business Writing Tips for People Who Never, Ever Want a Raise - PayScale Career News

5 Business Writing Tips for People Who Never, Ever Want a Raise
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Try sending your next work email with only animated gifs to guide your message.
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How Does the Act of Writing Affect Your Brain?

How Does the Act of Writing Affect Your Brain? | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
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David M. Daniel's curator insight, June 19, 2013 3:13 PM

I knew writer's were smarter than everyone else!  =P

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Writing is Rewriting

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In his book, Screenwriting, Raymond G Frensham, talks about six types of focus associated with rewriting a screenplay: comprehension, structure, characters, dialogue, style, and polishing. Although opinions differ on the exact number and order of rewrites, Frensham’s view offers some useful insights.

 

In this first post in the series I examine the first stage of the rewriting process and offer some suggestions for piloting the process. I will be looking at some of the other stages in follow-up posts.

 


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Tear Down the Writing Wall. 6 Tips to Help You Finish Your Novel

Tear Down the Writing Wall. 6 Tips to Help You Finish Your Novel | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
 It's one problem to start a book, but quite another to finish it!

Many writers struggle with completing a project, but once you do tha (Tear Down the Writing Wall.
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What NOT to Do When Beginning Your Novel: Advice from Literary Agents

What NOT to Do When Beginning Your Novel: Advice from Literary Agents | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
GIVEAWAY: I am very excited to again give away a free book to a random commenter. The winner can choose either CREATE YOUR WRITER PLATFORM or the 2013 GUIDE TO LITERARY AGENTS. Commenters must live...
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10 Things About Writing I Wish I Knew 10 Years Ago

10 Things About Writing I Wish I Knew 10 Years Ago | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
5) You’re not Bukowski, or Hemingway, or David Foster Wallace. (RT @jokoanwar: 10 things I wish I knew about writing 10 years ago. http://t.co/JNYGHdYDM2
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Writing is Best When We Get Out of Our Own Way

Writing is Best When We Get Out of Our Own Way | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
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One of the benefits of attending the same conferences year after year is I get to see which writers are published and which aren’t. Which writers finished the book, and which ones haven’t.
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Neil Gaiman on the spooky art of writing

Neil Gaiman on the spooky art of writing | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
The same day Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean At the End of the Lane hit No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list the author’s book tour made a stop at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, Ca., where he was joined onstage by Entertainment Weekly’s Geoff Boucher for a lively 80-minute conversation about the spooky art of writing.
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10 Ways for an ADD Writer to be OOH! SHINY!…Productive

10 Ways for an ADD Writer to be OOH! SHINY!…Productive | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Image via Marie Loughin WANA Commons Other writers frequently ask how I somehow manage to get a lot of stuff done, despite my having the attention span of a fruit fly…with a bad crack habit. Here are 10 ways to help you be productive even if OOH!
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7 Reasons Writing a Book Makes You a Badass

7 Reasons Writing a Book Makes You a Badass | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
If I had a nickel for every time I heard someone say, “I have an idea, I’m going to write a book about it” and then watch as they never did it, I’d have—well, I’m not sure exactly how many nickels I’d have because I’m terrible at math, but it’s safe to say I’d have a ton of them. Many people don’t write a book because it’s extremely hard. Forcing yourself to sit down, brainstorm, write, edit, rewrite, edit, cut, add, rewrite, workshop, rewrite and rewrite some more until you’ve got somewhere between 50,000 and 100,000 words is grueling work. Most can’t do it. When you’re one of the few who can, it really makes you feel good about yourself—an important quality in a true badass.
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Karen Woodward: 11 Tips On How To Become A Better Writer

Karen Woodward: 11 Tips On How To Become A Better Writer | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Chuck Wendig writes wonderful posts about writing. Here are 11 ways to become a better writer.
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Writing Tips: 31 Most Invaluable Pieces Of Writing Advice From Famous Authors - Huffington Post

Writing Tips: 31 Most Invaluable Pieces Of Writing Advice From Famous Authors
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Many avid readers are also avid writers. It only makes sense that someone who loves the beauty of language would want to make a craft of it.
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Cube Creator - writing prompts and story generator

Cube Creator - writing prompts and story generator | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it

This interactive cube creator will help your students to start their own story writing. It breaks the writing process into six distinct parts which will guide students to write their own  biographies, mystery stories, short stories, and free planning of story, a blank  template that they can customize.


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RitaZ's curator insight, June 10, 2013 4:40 AM

Good for guided story writing.

Rhonda Kay's curator insight, June 18, 2013 12:44 PM

Must check this out...wonder if it's too K-12.

 

LundTechIntegration's curator insight, June 19, 2013 1:46 PM

Lots of awesome uses for this.  Added to my CCSS resources. 

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Creative Writing and Empathy: How Writing Fiction Helps You Connect With Others

Creative Writing and Empathy: How Writing Fiction Helps You Connect With Others | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it

Writing forces you to “walk in your characters’ shoes” in a way that reading can’t.

 

Empathy and fiction: what’s the connection? Empathy is an important thing: when you lack it completely, you’re a psychopath, and no one wants that, except perhaps if you happen to be a character in a thriller.

 

One of my friends who studies psychology posted this on Facebook a while back: it’s an article about why men should read fictionand claims that reading fiction teaches men to empathize with others.

 

Victoria Grefer


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The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story Is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains?

The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story Is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains? | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it

While searching for a similar experience in storytelling, insula will relate to the same experience in our brain.

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John A. Papa's curator insight, June 14, 2013 5:38 AM

Nice insights.. or just parrot word for word in a meeting and you'll probably get promoted

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7 Tips for Writing Better Business Copy

7 Tips for Writing Better Business Copy | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
From business plans to marketing copy, being aware of common mistakes can make you a better writer.
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Eight Rules for Writing Fiction

Eight Rules for Writing Fiction | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it

Show, don’t tell. Remember show-and-tell in elementary school, when you’d bring in an object from home and talk about it? I want you to remember that experience and the lessons about storytelling it imparted. Then invent a time machine, and travel back to elementary school, and get a job as a second-grade teacher, and make sure you get yourself as a student in your class, and in the time machine bring along an iPhone, and give it to your second-grade self. All the kids will be blown away, even though it won’t get phone reception because cell-phone towers haven’t been built yet. The younger you will develop greater self-esteem from your newfound popularity, and go on to lead a richer adult life, and have more material to write about.


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9 Tips on Becoming a More Creative and Productive Writer

9 Tips on Becoming a More Creative and Productive Writer | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Dorothy Parker famously said: "I hate writing. I enjoy having written." Don't we all?
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4 Areas of Mental Focus for Writers

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4 Areas of Mental Focus for Writers (RT @LiaLondon1: 4 Areas of Mental Focus for Writers http://t.co/b7YGYXq5Ee #ian1 #ArtKNB #CR4U)
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