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10 Tips For Writing Endings To Your Story - Writing Rightly

10 Tips For Writing Endings To Your Story - Writing Rightly | Writing Rightly | Scoop.it

"Always keep in mind what is expected in the genre you’re writing. If you’re writing a category romance, then the hero and heroine must unite at the end."


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Writing endings for our stories could be the easiest thing in the world or the hardest. The best way to begin is to ponder on what kind of ending is expected for the genre in which you are writing. If you are writing a category romance, readers are going to expect the love interests to finally get together and have a happy ending. There have been exceptions (Romeo and Juliet or Love Story). If you are a reader anticipating a romantic story and happy ending, do you want to read a tragic ending? I don't.

 

The 10 tips presented should give you a great beginning to write your own ending. Check out the article for all the details.

 

1. Always keep in mind what is EXPECTED in the genre.

2. Avoid the dreaded DEUX EX MACHINE (gods taking care of it).

3. Think APPROPRIATE ending rather than satisfying ending.
4. NO MISERABLE ENDINGS for characters to no real purpose
5. Struggling? Compose an EVENT. Bring most characters together
6. REALLY struggling—go back to the BEGINNING.
7. When the story is over—STOP.
8. BEWARE of TOO MUCH BUILD UP with too quick a resolution.
9. No need to tie up every little plot string, but TIE UP MOST of them
10. EPILOGS: I kind of like them (peek into the future)

 

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://debravega.wordpress.com/2013/08/18/10-tips-for-writing-endings-to-your-story/

 

 

 

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Kimberley Vico's curator insight, August 24, 2013 12:40 AM

Like a strong beginning, you ought to have a good ending ~ in any story!  Give it a try...!

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Break Out of that Writing Rut: Tell, Don't Show, and Write More of What You Love! via PHILOSBOOKS

Break Out of that Writing Rut: Tell, Don't Show, and Write More of What You Love!  via PHILOSBOOKS | Writing Rightly | Scoop.it

Writing is hard work. You are faced with a blank sheet of paper. Don't let this stop you.

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This is a post from my website that I wanted to share with other authors who feel they are in a rut. This happens to all of us from time to time, but doesn't have to be a reason to be intimidated and stop writing.

 

There are a couple of books which helped me jump start my creative thought processes and begin writing again. The added benefit? I was also able to nearly double my written words when I did sit down to write.

 

I've summed up the process in 11 simple steps at the end.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://philosbooks.com/set-goal-writing-finish-booktg/

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Mick D Kirkov's comment, April 3, 12:14 AM
Perhaps love, as you wrote and they sing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGIfE9uhxSE - will port you out of the sick mood. As to my "stopping", old love doesn't rust, explains.
Ali Anani's curator insight, April 30, 2:11 AM

love writing what you love

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Writing is love

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24 Quotes On Writing That Will Mentally Prepare You For NaNoWriMo

24 Quotes On Writing That Will Mentally Prepare You For NaNoWriMo | Writing Rightly | Scoop.it
This list of 24 quotes on writing will prepare you for NaNoWriMo and help you find the inner strength to write more and finish that novel in 30 days.
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All those NaNoWriMoers out there need all the pump up they can get for the long slog through 50,000 words of November.

 

Get encouraged, get that novel finished, and oh, don't forget to edit in December!

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article:

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When Your Writing Routine Goes Poof - WRITERS HELPING WRITERS

When Your Writing Routine Goes Poof - WRITERS HELPING WRITERS | Writing Rightly | Scoop.it
I’m an easily distracted person. In order to write productively, I need a private space with no voices, few interruptions, and a view—because, let’s be honest, when you spend a large portion of your writing time staring out the window, you … Continue reading →
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This article is so helpful, especially since my writing routine has gone poof! poof! poof! in the last couple of years.

 

Hey, who says you have to write on the computer? I'm finding simple tools such as a roller ball pen and a spiral notebook open up that brain spigot and get the ideas flowing. And, you can do it anywhere!

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://writershelpingwriters.net/2014/08/happened-writing-routine/

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How Do You Come Up With Story Ideas? - A Writer's Journey | Writing Rightly

How Do You Come Up With Story Ideas? - A Writer's Journey | Writing Rightly | Writing Rightly | Scoop.it
A common question for new writers is "Where do story ideas come from?" In this post, I'll walk you through the "Idea Net" technique.
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Great hunting techniques for story ideas inside this article. Writers should have nets in hand and ready to cast in all directions. Oh, and remember to ask, "what if" more than once. Dig deeper.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://www.erindorpress.com/2013/01/how-do-you-come-up-with-story-ideas/?utm_content=buffer9282c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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How to Listen to a Famous Author Talk About Writing | Writing Rightly

How to Listen to a Famous Author Talk About Writing | Writing Rightly | Writing Rightly | Scoop.it

Over the past year I’ve spoken at a number of writer’s conferences, where I’ve met a great many fabulous, dedicated and talented writers and listened to a lot of keynote speeches by best selling novelists...

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This is great stuff from Lisa. The writer's missives needed said; we needed to hear them. While enjoyable to learn at the feet of famous writing masters, we also need to click hearing filters to "on" while listening. They are human--not gods.

 

She filtered out the good, bad, and ugly from this keynote speech by "famous" author, who remains unknown to us. His process may not be ours, but we can still glean some wisdom nuggets. We just need to know which ones to mine.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://writerunboxed.com/2014/08/14/how-to-listen-to-a-famous-author-talk-about-writing/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+WriterUnboxed+%28Writer+Unboxed%29

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3 Myths That Hold Your Best Writing Back | Writing Rightly

3 Myths That Hold Your Best Writing Back | Writing Rightly | Writing Rightly | Scoop.it
The odds are if you write in public you want people to read your work. Seems like a reasonable assumption. I mean, if we don’t care if anyone’s reading our work, then we should stick to personal journals that we keep hidden under our pillows.

Via Charles Fischer
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Myth #1

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It’s okay to just write for myself. (Is it? Really?)

 

Myth #2

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What works for others should work for me. (Why would you copy others?)

 

Myth #3

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Always give readers what they want. (Which readers?)

 

Always strive to keep improving. Take a peek at what other successful writers are writing, but don't copy. Your best work is ahead of you. Just don't give up! 

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://positivewriter.com/3-myths-writing/

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Write Faster (and Better, Too) | Writing Rightly

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Have you read Rachel Aaron's book 2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love yet?  You really should-- it's great.

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This article echoes my sentiments in a blog post I wrote called, "Break Out of that Writing Rut..." http://philosbooks.com/set-goal-writing-finish-booktg/

 

This author also recommends reading a book called, "2K-10K: Write Faster, Write Better, Write More of What You Love."

 

If your writing has stalled, this book could give you the jumpstart you need to begin again. Highly recommended.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://writerunboxed.com/2014/07/03/write-faster-and-better-too/comment-page-1/#comment-515038

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How to Start to Write an eBook and Actually Finish it in 30 Days | Writing Rightly

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Learn tips and tricks on how to write an eBook from scratch, write every day and actually finish it in 30 days.
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There are so many good points in this article, I barely know where to begin. Let's be honest; writing an ebook is a huge undertaking. The brainstorming for a topic, outlining, writing, proofing, then publishing and promoting. Whew!

 

However, Juri's article takes out the guesswork. Use it as your personal plan for one or several books. The bonus? You'll end up with an selling ebook instead of one filling Amazon's dust bins. Here's what you'll get:

 

1)  A SCHEDULE (already laid out for you!)

2)  Great TIPS to START

3)  Great TIPS to stay ON TRACK

4)  Great TIPS to FINISH

 

I would print this out, post it on your wall, and start scribbling on a post-it. In 30 days, you can pick it back up and have your book finished in the next 30! You can't beat that for speed.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://blog.sellfy.com/tips-tricks/how-to-write-an-ebook/

 

 

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Donna Watt's curator insight, July 20, 9:01 PM

Provides a good, common sense approach to actually getting down and writing an eBook from start to finish. Recommended.

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7 Simple Edits That Make Your Writing 100% More Powerful | Writing Rightly

7 Simple Edits That Make Your Writing 100% More Powerful | Writing Rightly | Writing Rightly | Scoop.it
Ever wonder why your writing lacks the impact of your writing heroes? Find out the simple secret they don't want you to know.
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If you want to be a full-time author or blogger, always strive to perfect your craft. There's always room for improvement.

 

This article is full of those numbered lists we love so much. Read, pick a number, implement, and give your writing an instant facelift!

 

Forget the fillers! Dump wimpy words! Trim the flab! are a few.

 

What's your favorite?

 

 ***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://boostblogtraffic.com/editing-tips/

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donhornsby's curator insight, July 3, 9:00 AM

(From the article): Fortunately, editing isn’t rocket science. If you have someone to show you how.

 

So let’s break down the rules that’ll help you transform your unremarkable draft into a perfectly polished post.

Jacques Goyette's curator insight, July 16, 6:02 PM

Very useful secrets !

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Keepin' Babel at Bay: 30 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Horrible

Keepin' Babel at Bay: 30 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Horrible | Writing Rightly | Scoop.it
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It's always nice to have a refresher on confusing words--especially if we long to be writers. This is our craft; let's learn it. Some mix ups are spotted so often as to be cringe inducing. More obscure words used incorrectly may be excused. Be forewarned: if you read this article, you are now an expert! :)

 

Some of the stumpers: affect and effect, compliment and complement, farther and further, insure and ensure, principal and principle.

 

One with absolutely no excuse? You're and your. Remember this; the contraction stands in for [you are]. Try them out in a sentence. See if it looks rights and makes sense. If you're still not sure? Google the word and find out the meaning!

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://georg-grey.blogspot.mx/2014/05/30-incorrectly-used-words-that-can-make.html

 

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Snapshotic's curator insight, June 26, 8:25 AM

I was taught that using the word "nice" was horrible...

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11 Author Quotations to Help Reluctant Readers Find Their Way - BOOK RIOT

11 Author Quotations to Help Reluctant Readers Find Their Way - BOOK RIOT | Writing Rightly | Scoop.it
In which we list several author quotations related to reluctant readers and opening up the world of books to them.

Via Lynda Dickson, Lynnette Van Dyke
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I love quotes. From these tiniest little gems, I believe you can glean much about the person and their view of the world.

 

If you're a reader, writer, or both you should enjoy these quotes from well-known authors.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://bookriot.com/2014/06/16/11-author-quotations-to-help-reluctant-readers-find-their-way/

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How I Ghostwrite Other Authors' Books | Writing Rightly

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The vast majority of books by celebrity authors are written by ghostwriters (approaching 100 percent). The question is, is it ethical?
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Ghostwriting is intriguing to many, especially when it was discovered that books by Blockbuster author, James Patterson, have been ghostwritten.

 

This is a fantastic article for anyone thinking of breaking into this line of work. The author gives us some very doable steps.

 

For instance:

 

#1 What is the Book About? (Collaborate with the author)

#2 Collect Written and Recorded Materials

#3 Record Interviews

 

There are five more, so read the article, and see if ghostwriting could be a career move in your future.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

Link to the original article:  http://thewritepractice.com/ghostwrite/

 

 

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Three Ways To Draw Pictures In Your Readers’ Heads | Ninie Hammon

Three Ways To Draw Pictures In Your Readers’ Heads | Ninie Hammon | Writing Rightly | Scoop.it
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Writers are constantly bombarded with show, don't tell advice. You say, I'm a beginning writer, how do I do this?

 

To help us out with this dilemma, enter that revered and adored spud friend from our childhood: Mr. Potato Head!

 

Remember the five senses from science class? Well, it applies to writing class as well. You touch the five senses of the reader. You've got 'em.

 

As you write, imagine yourself in the same room with your protagonist (lead character). You sit in the same creaky chair, smell the burnt dinner, hear the chiming clock, see the cat jump off the couch, burn your hand on the oven, taste the burnt macaroni and cheese.

 

Get the picture? ;)

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

Link to the original article: http://www.niniehammon.com/three-ways-to-draw-pictures-in-your-readers-heads/

 

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KAPOW!  Cutting Scenes Like a Superhero

KAPOW!  Cutting Scenes Like a Superhero | Writing Rightly | Scoop.it

There’s a scene in my novel-in-progress that I absolutely love. It has magic, romance, and the flavor of a fairy tale — everything I’ve tried to accomplish in this book.

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I can feel this author's pain as she discusses cutting out a scene that is near and dear to her heart.

 

Just recently, I experienced that pain while editing my own novel. However, think of the finished product--and your readers. And let the cutting begin!

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article:   http://writerunboxed.com/2014/10/29/kapow-cutting-scenes-like-a-superhero/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+WriterUnboxed+%28Writer+Unboxed%29

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Jacques Goyette's curator insight, November 9, 5:20 PM

Yes, well, if it doesn't fit, cut it !

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Defeat Writer’s Block! 11 Novelist-Tested Ways - Writing Rightly

Defeat Writer’s Block! 11 Novelist-Tested Ways - Writing Rightly | Writing Rightly | Scoop.it
I’m super excited to welcome Warren Adler to our blog. He’s the author of The War of The Roses and Random Hearts, which you’ll likely recognize as major motion pictures from the 80s and 90s. As a successful career author, Warren has … Continue reading →
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We all experience writer's block. How severe depends on how long you let it linger. Nip it quick, and get writing again. A Golden Globe winner shares his Novelist-Tested Ways to defeat the dratted block.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://writershelpingwriters.net/2014/10/11-novelist-tested-ways-defeat-writers-block/

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The Secret to Show, Don't Tell - The Write Practice | Writing Rightly

The Secret to Show, Don't Tell - The Write Practice | Writing Rightly | Writing Rightly | Scoop.it
You've heard the classic writing rule, "Show. Don't Tell." Every writing blog ever has talked about it, and for good reason. Showing, for some reason, is really difficult.
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There are some great examples in this piece on how to take a small bit of story "telling" and turn it into story "showing."

 

Try it yourself with a paragraph. Interrogate your story. If you were the reader, would it fire up your imagination--or throw water on it?

 

Keep asking questions. And keep rewriting!

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article:  http://thewritepractice.com/show-dont-tell/

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Sharon Bakar's curator insight, October 1, 10:25 AM

Very good advice about how to show rather than tell by interrogating your story and being more specific.

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Thanks for you comments, Sharon!
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Be a Happy Writer: 10 Ideas for Writing Businesses You Can Start Today - Angela Booth's Fab Freelance Writing Blog

Be a Happy Writer: 10 Ideas for Writing Businesses You Can Start Today - Angela Booth's Fab Freelance Writing Blog | Writing Rightly | Scoop.it

There’s never in the history of the world been a better time to be a writer. You can write what you like. No one will burn you at the stake for your ideas. The biggest benefit of all: you’ve got the Internet. It’s a virtual world.

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You can be a writer and you can making a living from it, but it may take a little savvy on your part. If you're fresh out of ideas of where you could sell your literary wares, this article could give you a jump start.

 

There are several very creative niches I knew nothing about. Find one, and get started on your writing career!

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://www.fabfreelancewriting.com/blog/2013/10/15/be-a-happy-writer-10-ideas-for-writing-businesses-you-can-start-today/

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The 50 Coolest Authors Of All Time | Writing Rightly

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Everyone's got a book in them, right? Problem is, it's likely to be an absolute turkey.

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Just for fun, hover over the picture and get the bio. The list of 50 is subjective, and you may not agree! Who would you add in or take away?

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://www.shortlist.com/entertainment/books/the-50-coolest-authors-of-all-time

 

 

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Making Time to Write: Four Tips From a Writing Superstar | Writing Rightly

Making Time to Write: Four Tips From a Writing Superstar | Writing Rightly | Writing Rightly | Scoop.it

It is the act of writing that makes you a writer. Talking about writing, reading about writing, and blogging about writing doesn’t do it.


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Four awesome tips inside this article. Author Janet Evanovich, the third richest author in the world in 2012 with her Stephanie Plum series, says to Write something every day, even if it means getting just a few sentences on the screen.

 

I'll give you the first two, and you'll have to read the article for #3 and #4.

 

1) Do it by time: Start small, if you want. Start with five minutes and increase the time by five minutes a day. In two weeks you’ll be sitting at your desk for about an hour a day. Add more time as you choose. 

 

2) Do it by pages: Start with one paragraph a day and work toward a page a day. If you do only that, by year’s ends you will have written 365 pages. 

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://writerswrite.co.za/making-time-to-write-four-tips-from-a-writing-superstar

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Five Steps to Crafting A Great First Sentence

Five Steps to Crafting A Great First Sentence | Writing Rightly | Scoop.it

The infamous first sentence. It can't be too long, it can't be too short. It has to have a deep meaning, it needs to hook the reader. You MUST make it interesting.

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Every piece of writing, whether short or long, must begin with a first sentence. We could argue the day away on what should make up the components of said sentence.

 

One thing we know for sure. It should draw in the reader, and evoke emotion enough to keep them reading.

 

Jordan's article gives us five food-for-thought steps to craft our first sentence. Her first recommendation is to use your imagination. What is the story about? This is your first chance to make a good impression. Don't blow it. Read on for four more excellent suggestions.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://jewelsfromjordan.wordpress.com/2014/07/19/five-steps-to-crafting-a-great-first-sentence/

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Make a Living as a Writer: A Simple Strategy That Works | Writing Rightly

Make a Living as a Writer: A Simple Strategy That Works | Writing Rightly | Writing Rightly | Scoop.it
A new way to look at your writing business to help you build your client base -- and your bank account.
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Sometimes the simplest advice is the best. Set up a system for your writing, so you can start making $$ from it!

 

Your system, according to this writer, should be a 25/50/25 rule. This will allow you to make money from the small stuff, while continually aspiring for a bigger slice of the writing pie.

 

The first 25: small projects

The 50: Challenging projects

The next 25: Almost impossible

 

Read the full article to find out the author's excellent suggestions, and more recommended resources. You can make a living as a writer!

 

 

 ***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://thewritelife.com/make-living-writer-simple-strategy-works/?utm_source=The+Write+Life&utm_campaign=71f4f03f09-main_list_11_6_13_11_5_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ae07a22b59-71f4f03f09-96058577&mc_cid=71f4f03f09&mc_eid=7900762dbd

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, July 9, 10:46 AM

When you have a system, a plan, you are more likely to follow through. This suggested set-up will help you get started.

Jacques Goyette's curator insight, July 9, 5:39 PM

Interesting but a bit complex.

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The Author Monthly Planner: A Freebie to Organize Your Writing and Marketing Life — Self Publishing Team

The Author Monthly Planner: A Freebie to Organize Your Writing and Marketing Life — Self Publishing Team | Writing Rightly | Scoop.it

Organize your writing, and your life.

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This is an awesome f*r*e*e tool that can be used by writers, authors, or just plain 'ole harried people. I used it to organize my crowdfunding campaign for two months, and loved it! There was an overwhelming list of stuff to accomplish; I was able to write them all down for an entire month, week by week and then tic 'em off, one by one. Try it out!

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://selfpublishingteam.com/free-monthly-planner-for-authors/

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Jacques Goyette's curator insight, June 27, 4:19 PM

Planning is a must for anyone with a goal, and especially authors with a schedule and deadline.

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100+ Questions to Help You Interview Your Character - Helping Writers Become Authors

100+ Questions to Help You Interview Your Character - Helping Writers Become Authors | Writing Rightly | Scoop.it

Interviewing your characters should be a vital part of your outlining process.

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Is your character stale? Uninteresting? Cardboard? In other words, B-o-r-i-n-g?  A character interview could be just the life preserver your story needs.

 

K.M. Weiland's article shares 100+ questions to ask your characters. This would be great to print out and tack to your wall as you're outlining.

 

Ask, then sit back and listen. Their answers might surprise you.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/2008/03/interviewing-your-characters.html

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Michael Crichton’s Method for Plotting Out a Story - WRITERS HELPING WRITERS

Michael Crichton’s Method for Plotting Out a Story - WRITERS HELPING WRITERS | Writing Rightly | Scoop.it
Happy to welcome Dorothy Cora Moore today, author of Writing Made Easy: How to Develop a Tight Plot & Memorable Characters. Dorothy is both a novelist and screenwriter, and so has the advantage of understanding story and characters as they … Continue reading →
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Plotting stories can be quite a conundrum for many writers. Sometimes the best answer is also the simplest. Hence, this article on the plotting methods of Sir Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton.

 

Reading this article made me want to whack my noggin a few times, with an accompanying, Duh! Instead, I think I'll whip out my molding copy of Scrivener, and use the notecard feature--or maybe just buy a stack of 'em for a buck.

 

If you're puzzling about plotting, this is the article for you. Excellent and very doable advice!

 

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

Link to the original article: http://writershelpingwriters.net/2014/05/michael-crichtons-method-plotting-story/

 

 

 

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How to Tell Itty-Bitty Stories to Engage and Entertain Your Blog Readers | Writing Rightly

How to Tell Itty-Bitty Stories to Engage and Entertain Your Blog Readers | Writing Rightly | Writing Rightly | Scoop.it
Blog post at Enchanting Marketing : Yeah, yeah.

We know that stories engage.

We know that stories entertain.

But including stories in our blog posts seems a difficu[..]
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Stories are a hot commodity right now. Writers who can tell a good story are in hot demand, too.

 

Your blog can be ho hum, but can become hum hum! with a great story inserted inside. Like a chewy center in the middle of the tootsie roll pop.

 

Henneke is one of my favorite writers. She enchants us and shows us how we can tell itty-bitty stories to engage and entertain. Take a wee read and learn how in this magical article.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

Link to the original article: http://www.enchantingmarketing.com/how-to-tell-stories/?utm_source=EnchantingMarketing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=200514

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Starting from Scratch: A Writer's Guide to Blogging | Goins, Writer

Starting from Scratch: A Writer's Guide to Blogging | Goins, Writer | Writing Rightly | Scoop.it
When I started a new blog, I was afraid of quitting, starting over, and building something from scratch. What if I failed? Fortunately, I didn't. Here's why.
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You're writing solo and dream of one day being published. Have you started your blog yet? You should, and this article gives the lowdown on why writers need their own blog, and how to make it successful.

 

A couple great ideas right off the bat:

 

1) Narrow your topic to broaden your audience (focus, focus)

2) Connect with the right people (network)

3) Do your best possible work

 

There are five more, and I highly recommend you check out this great article by Jeff Goins, He gives away so much of his time and energy to help struggling writers.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

Link to the original article: http://goinswriter.com/starting-from-scratch/

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