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Thought Verbs by Chuck Palahniuk

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“ A friend in my writing group passed this along to me. A bible of sorts for aspiring writers:
In six seconds, you’ll hate me.
But in six months, you’ll be a better writer.
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6 Ways to Make Sure Your Reader’s Brain Syncs with Your Protagonist’s Brain

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Who knew way back in 1966 that S. Bar-David (aka Shimon Wincelberg), the unsung Star Trek TV writer who came up with the Vulcan Mind Meld, was a visionary?
Because here’s the thing: it’s not fiction.

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3 Keys to Writing Success and Overcoming Procrastination

3 Keys to Writing Success and Overcoming Procrastination | Urban Fantasy Writing | Scoop.it
What does it take to be a successful writer?  As I have reflected on my own journey, I am going to share with you 3 keys to writing success.   I would love to hear your keys to success as well in t...
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Creative Writing and Empathy: How Writing Fiction Helps You Connect With Others

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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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BBC America plans docu-series about science-fiction - Arabic UPI.com

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BBC America plans docu-series about science-fiction Arabic UPI.com "My God, It's Full of Stars: A Journey to the Edge of Science Fiction" is intended to examine "the very frontiers of space and science to produce the definitive television history...
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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 | Urban Fantasy Writing | Scoop.it

"I recall, as I was writing my latest book, my hands seemed to take on a life of their own. I would add in an unplanned character or an unforeseen (seemingly meaningless) detail."


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Penelope's curator insight, June 11, 2013 1:42 PM

 

 

This article is a wonderful reminder to writers to get out of our own way when creating our stories.

 

The main thrust of the article is to stop editing and start writing! Yes, we should edit, but some writers edit to death and their novel never sees the light of day. Also, make sure you know what the story PROBLEM is and where it will END and how the character will CHANGE. This is vital and will keep you moving forward!

 

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

 

Link to the original article: http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/writing-is-best-when-we-get-out-of-our-own-way/

 

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Concept Art Writing Prompt: The Robot Barista - io9

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Concept Art Writing Prompt: The Robot Barista
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This coffee jockey finds herself far from Starbucks, astride an espresso machine that doubles as transportation. What stories happen in the course of her day?
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New 'Man of Steel' Footage Galore With Clips And TV Spots - Science Fiction

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New 'Man of Steel' Footage Galore With Clips And TV Spots
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Does God have a place in science fiction? - The Guardian

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Does God have a place in science fiction?
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If SF is grounded in hard scientific fact, and science is killing God, then what place does that leave for divine intervention in the pages of SF literature?
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Vampire Diaries Season 5: The Writing Process Has Begun! - Wetpaint

Vampire Diaries Season 5: The Writing Process Has Begun!
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On Monday, June 3, executive producer Julie Plec took to Twitter the confirm the exciting news: “Tomorrow: week 1 of TVD writers room.
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A New Science Fiction Anthology About Exoplanets That Really Exist - io9

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A New Science Fiction Anthology About Exoplanets That Really Exist
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People keep writing science fiction stories about their own made-up planets — but there are plenty of real exoplanets out there to obsess about now.
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6 Ways To Embrace The Creative Writing Process

6 Ways To Embrace The Creative Writing Process | Urban Fantasy Writing | Scoop.it
Writing is all about process. Learning how you write, or how you create, is just as important as what you’re actually writing about. Here are several things I’ve learned since starting to write my ...
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Book News: Story By 'Catch-22' Author Published For The First Time - NPR

Book News: Story By 'Catch-22' Author Published For The First Time - NPR | Urban Fantasy Writing | Scoop.it
NPR Book News: Story By 'Catch-22' Author Published For The First Time NPR The Los Angeles Review of Books posts a satisfyingly crotchety interview with London Fields author Martin Amis: "When I hear about some sensational new writer I sort of...
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Changing The Creepy Guy Narrative — chrisbrecheen.blogspot.com.au — Readability

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Zombies expose lack of creativity - now that's scary - The Canberra Times

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Zombies expose lack of creativity - now that's scary
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Vampires are urbane shape-shifters, sophisticated, seductive and nattily dressed. Unlike vampires, their undead brethren, zombies don't age well.
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How to write about heroes (and be one)

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What makes a true hero, at least in a story? Joseph Campbell had many great things to say about the hero's journey, and we can see them in popular works such as Star Wars and the Harry Potter serie...
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Science fiction authors attack sexism amid row over SFWA magazine - The Guardian

The Guardian Science fiction authors attack sexism amid row over SFWA magazine The Guardian A growing chorus of science fiction authors have been speaking out about sexism in the genre after much-criticised recent editions of the Science Fiction...

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Writing and Fear - New York Times (blog)

New York Times (blog) Writing and Fear New York Times (blog) I've never written about this before, though it's an experience that's informed every scary scene I've ever written — every scream, every door creaking on its hinge, every imagined...
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Zombies: Floppy-haired teen vampires are so over. The zombies are back, and ... - Daily Mail

Zombies: Floppy-haired teen vampires are so over. The zombies are back, and ... - Daily Mail | Urban Fantasy Writing | Scoop.it
Zombies: Floppy-haired teen vampires are so over. The zombies are back, and ...
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Science Fiction Is The Present - Coronado Eagle and Journal

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Science Fiction Is The Present
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I hope the Coronado Library has all the 'Terminator' movies. Because in real life, the 'Terminators' autonomous war machines controlling this science fiction future, has met the present.
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Create a Fantasy City Using Architectural Photographs in Photoshop

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In this tutorial from PSDTuts+, you will learn how to create a fantasy city that is built on a rock structure using architecural photographs.


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George R.R. Martin on writing women:

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George R.R. Martin on writing women: Interviewer: There's one thing that's interesting about your books. I noticed that you write women really well and really different. Where does that come... (Overheard: George R.R.
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10 Metals and Minerals for Metaphors

Metals and minerals sometimes inspire associations with human characteristics or with circumstances, as in the case of the examples below.
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Clarkesworld Magazine - Science Fiction and Fantasy : Beyond the Tracks: The Locomotive in Science Fiction Literature by Jason Heller

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A Hugo Award-Winning and World Fantasy Award-Nominated Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. (RT @jason_m_heller: New @Clarkesworld is out!
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