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Nora Ephron on writing: 7 tips

Nora Ephron on writing: 7 tips | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Before she wrote Silkwood, before she fictionalized her divorce from Carl Bernstein in the novel Heartburn, before she felt bad about her neck or put Sally with (One of my favourite writers known RT @goody2prod Nora Ephron on writing: 7 tips
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Fueling the Muse for NaNoWriMo—Part One

Fueling the Muse for NaNoWriMo—Part One | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Yesterday, we talked about fueling the muse to go the distance. For the professional writer, every month is NaNoWriMo, so there is NO BETTER indoctrination into this business.
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5 Tips For Getting Over the Fear of Sharing Your Writing With Others « Life of E's

5 Tips For Getting Over the Fear of Sharing Your Writing With Others  « Life of E's | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Sharing your writing with others can be scary. Here are some tips to help you get over that fear.
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4 Tips to Solve 99% of Your Writing Problems — Guest: Janice Hardy | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author

4 Tips to Solve 99% of Your Writing Problems — Guest: Janice Hardy | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it

"I’m a huge believer that mastering point of view (POV) will solve 99% of common writing problems. If a writer understands POV, then showing comes naturally, description is easier to write, character goals are clear, the stakesare personal, and thus stories feel more organic."


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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, October 16, 2013 7:55 PM

Good insights on how POV impacts your writing.

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8 Tips For Creating Great Stories From George RR Martin, Junot Diaz, And Other ... - Co.Create

8 Tips For Creating Great Stories From George RR Martin, Junot Diaz, And Other ... - Co.Create | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
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20 Tips on Writing from Famous Authors | Wise Ink's Blog for Indie Authors about Self-Publishing

20 Tips on Writing from Famous Authors | Wise Ink's Blog for Indie Authors about Self-Publishing | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
RT @darairene: 20 Tips on Writing from Famous Authors http://t.co/TWr9S1RYAZ
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A Simple Formula for Writing Kick-Ass Titles

A Simple Formula for Writing Kick-Ass Titles | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Look, I said ass.
And in a minute, you'll know why. One of the most common questions we get is around crafting titles. In fact, we got one in this blog post's comments section ... hence me writing this here post.

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4 Tips to Avoid Writing a Derivative Screenplay

4 Tips to Avoid Writing a Derivative Screenplay | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Exciting and original ideas are among the most elusive commodities in the film industry.
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“Write What You Know”—Paying Attention to the Character Journey

“Write What You Know”—Paying Attention to the Character Journey | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Okay, yesterday I shared the tragic story of my father’s passing to give to an idea of what it means to “Write what you ‘know’” and today we’ll continue, but it’ll be a bit different. We’re going to talk about character change.
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8 Writing Tips From Screenwriting Masters Larry Gross, Naomi Foner, Henry Bean and Andrea Arnold

8 Writing Tips From Screenwriting Masters Larry Gross, Naomi Foner, Henry Bean and Andrea Arnold | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Veteran award-winning screenwriters Henry Bean ("The Believer"), Larry Gross ("We Don't Live Here Anymore") and Naomi Foner ("Very Good Girls") talked about their craft and tricks of the trade, along with Filmmaker in Residence Andrea Arnold...
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Travel Writing Tips From Don George

Travel Writing Tips From Don George | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
I asked veteran travel writer and editor Don George if he had any advice about how emerging storytellers can make their mark on the travel writing scene. Here's what he had to say.
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Take Your Writing From Meh To Memorable With These 12 Simple Techniques

Take Your Writing From Meh To Memorable With These 12 Simple Techniques | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it

We weren’t all born to love verbs and spend hours toiling lovingly over word order and yet as small business owners and marketers, one of the most important hats that we necessarily wear is “writer”.

 

If you don’t consider yourself a writer, aren’t entirely comfortable with the writing process and can’t outsource to a professional, that doesn’t mean you’re dead in the water. Nor does it mean you should shrug and put out subpar content because, “Hey, I’m not a writer. That’s as good as it gets.”

 

Try one or more of these techniques the next time you put pencil to paper – or fingers to keyboard – for writing that has a whole lot more marketing punch....


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"Meh" does seem to be the new word on the web. It's not exactly good writing, but let's not hold that against them....

Jenny McComb's curator insight, March 5, 2014 9:37 AM

Good article! Lots of useful hints to help add spark and clarity to one's writing. I found the tips on he/she/it/them especially insightful. A good example of personable writing on a specific topic as well.

Valerie Robins's curator insight, June 11, 2014 1:14 PM

If you don’t consider yourself a writer, aren’t entirely comfortable with the writing process and can’t outsource to a professional, that doesn’t mean you’re dead in the water. Nor does it mean you should shrug and put out subpar content because, “Hey, I’m not a writer. That’s as good as it gets.”


Try one or more of these techniques the next time you put pencil to paper – or fingers to keyboard – for writing that has a whole lot more marketing punch....

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Creative writing in the classroom: five top tips for teachers - The Guardian (blog)

Creative writing in the classroom: five top tips for teachers - The Guardian (blog) | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
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Creative writing in the classroom: five top tips for teachers
The Guardian (blog)
I always tell students that there are no set rules for writing and they can write whatever they like.
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Fueling the Muse Part 2—How to Give Your NaNo Story a Beating Heart and a Skeleton

Fueling the Muse Part 2—How to Give Your NaNo Story a Beating Heart and a Skeleton | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Image via Flikr Creative Commons. Bansky’s “Peaceful Hearts Doctor” courtesy of Eva Blue.
All right. We’re discussing ways to fuel the muse before NaNo.
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Preparing for NaNoWriMo & Feeding the Muse to Go the Distance

Preparing for NaNoWriMo & Feeding the Muse to Go the Distance | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
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All right, new flash. Writers are different *head twitches*. This might not be news to any of you, but I imagine some of you are in denial. I know I was for ages.
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Tom Clancy's 5 Big Rules For Writing And Life - Fast Company

Tom Clancy's 5 Big Rules For Writing And Life - Fast Company | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Fast Company Tom Clancy's 5 Big Rules For Writing And Life Fast Company Although he didn't set down a list of writing tips for posterity--or at least, if he did, it's still stealthily unrevealed--through interviews and lectures, Clancy offered...
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Mindmapping Your Novel Can Help With Writing Scenes

Mindmapping Your Novel Can Help With Writing Scenes | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Writing the first draft of a novel involves a lot of idea generation and writing the bare bones of the story, as well as putting the overall

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Five Ways to Build the Writing Habit | Write to Done

Five Ways to Build the Writing Habit | Write to Done | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
TweetEmail TweetEmail A guest post by Ali Hale Whether you’re just starting out with writing, or whether you’re a seasoned pro picking up your pen again after a dry spell, you might have discovered just how daunting that blank page can be.
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10 Words to Cut From Your Writing

10 Words to Cut From Your Writing | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Want to improve your printed and online content? Chop these words -- mercilessly. (10 Words to Cut From Your Writing - Want to improve your printed and online content? Chop these words -- merciless...

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NaNoWriMo—Training Lean, Mean, Writing Machines

NaNoWriMo—Training Lean, Mean, Writing Machines | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Yesterday Jami posted about NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), and I really hope you guys take her class because she is truly a gifted teacher. Today, I want to talk a little bit about what writers (especially new writers) can gain from NaNo.
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Writing As A Meditation Practice

Writing As A Meditation Practice | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Those who have a regular meditation practice can simply add the writing immediately following it, and those who find it difficult to do traditional meditation will find this practice fruitful as the writing gives your busy mind something to do.

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#Meditation #Mindful #Healthy Practices
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Reflective practice at its best!
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 4, 11:26 AM
Reflection and meditation are important practices for teachers.Take time and let things soak in and appear.
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Writing Tips for Creating a Complex Villain

Writing Tips for Creating a Complex Villain | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Today's writing tips offer ideas and inspiration to help you create a villain for your fiction project.
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How to Make Sure Your NaNo Project Isn’t a Hot Mess

How to Make Sure Your NaNo Project Isn’t a Hot Mess | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
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I LOVE NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, which is November).
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Top Writing Tips for Self-Published Authors - Publishers Weekly

Top Writing Tips for Self-Published Authors - Publishers Weekly | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Top Writing Tips for Self-Published Authors Publishers Weekly Probably, the best advice I've ever come across from a writer on writing is Elmore Leonard's suggestion, “If it sounds like writing, rewrite it.” Second best is Mark Twain's “Show, don't...
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Writing for the theatre? Be practical

Writing for the theatre? Be practical | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it

Playwrights need instinct and heart but must also be pragmatic – Miriam Gillinson advises aspiring writers how to stay grounded


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