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Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Tips on How to Write a Great Story

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Tips on How to Write a Great Story | Becoming a writer | Scoop.it
"Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia."

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“Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.” 

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8 steps to successful short story.

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Scriptnotes 59: Plot holes, and the myth of perseveraversity | A ton of useful information about screenwriting from screenwriter John August

Scriptnotes 59: Plot holes, and the myth of perseveraversity | A ton of useful information about screenwriting from screenwriter John August | Becoming a writer | Scoop.it
John and Craig discuss plot holes, coincidence, and advice they would give their younger selves on the 59th episode of Scriptnotes.
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20 Synonyms for “Ghost”

20 Synonyms for “Ghost” | Becoming a writer | Scoop.it

Halloween is over but if it's got you in the mood to write a ghost story here are some great words for spooks.

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Write A Novel Using The Snowflake Method

Write A Novel Using The Snowflake Method | Becoming a writer | Scoop.it

This simple ten step process is new to me but ive started using it and am finding it really helpful in focusing my plot and character arcs.

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Synonyms | Synonym-Finder.com

This is a brilliant tool for any writer - find synonyms for any word and "avoid using the same word too repetitively, redundantly, recurrently, incessantly, etc., etc."

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The 10 Types of Writers' Block (and How to Overcome Them)

The 10 Types of Writers' Block (and How to Overcome Them) | Becoming a writer | Scoop.it
Writer's Block. It sounds like a fearsome condition, a creative blockage. The end of invention. But what is it, really? Part of why Writer's Block sounds so dreadful and insurmountable is the fact that nobody ever takes it apart.
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Writing Interactive Fiction

"For those who don’t know, Interactive Fiction is the term used to describe story/games like the classic old text adventure games, like Zork. Rather than using a graphic interface to play a video game, it was all text based"...

 


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How to Write Short Stories – 10 Tips for Creative Writing by Chief Editor : Your Story Club

How to Write Short Stories – 10 Tips for Creative Writing by Chief Editor : Your Story Club | Becoming a writer | Scoop.it
First step to write short story is to understand five basic elements of it. Ten Tips, by our Chief Editor, for How to Write Short Stories are vivid explanation of these elements with easily understandable examples.
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25 Ways To Plot, Plan and Prep Your Story

25 Ways To Plot, Plan and Prep Your Story | Becoming a writer | Scoop.it
I always advocate learning how to plot and plan because inevitably someone on the business side of things is going to poke you with a pointy stick and say, "I want this." Thus you will demonstrate ...
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Coming to bad ends: stories that refuse closure

Coming to bad ends: stories that refuse closure | Becoming a writer | Scoop.it
Narratives that finish without resolving their plots – such as Brighton Rock and An Inspector Calls – are unending torture for readers...
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All Write - Fiction Advice: The Art of Creating Plot Twists

What makes a good plot twist? How many should you have in your story? Some good advice on the purpose and pleasure of adding a surprise or two to your narrative.

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Inaugural Typecast

Inaugural Typecast | Becoming a writer | Scoop.it
In between working, taking care of poorly children and (trying to find time for) writing, I’ve somehow managed to buy two typewriters. Since buying them I’ve been tinkering and having a...
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All Write - Fiction Advice: Polishing Your Prose - Part 2

Second part of some great advice on making sure your finished piece doesn't fall at the first hurdle.

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The struggle to get published - Creative Choices

The struggle to get published - Creative Choices | Becoming a writer | Scoop.it
Keith Gray is an award-winning writer of books for teenagers and the Scottish Book Trust's first Virtual Writer-in-Residence. Keith shared some useful hints for aspiring authors.
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Stupid Plot Tricks–Or, When Too Much Is A Good Thing | How Publishing Really Works

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QR Code Fiction Series Seeks Stories - eBookNewser - mediabistro.com

QR Code Fiction Series Seeks Stories - eBookNewser - mediabistro.com | Becoming a writer | Scoop.it
mediabistro.comQR Code Fiction Series Seeks Stories - eBookNewsermediabistro.comBy Dianna Dilworth on February 28, 2012 11:45 AM South Carolina-based writer Tim LeVan Miller wants to bring short stories to readers in independent coffee shops.
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