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The Awful Truth About The Writing Life - The American Conservative

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The Awful Truth About The Writing Life
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Here's a long, meandering essay by Emily Gould, talking about the struggles of her life as a writer.
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On Writing - Derrolyn Anderson

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"John Steinbeck's 6 writing tips": http://t.co/kJFvmjqYPI #amwriting #books #reading #writer http://t.co/546XzeiTrs
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Critinomicon: What We Teach When We Teach Science Fiction Writing

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What We Teach When We Teach Science Fiction Writing: http://t.co/wh3qA2Aavl #essay #scifi #writing


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» 6 Sources for Writing Jobs (14 Sites with Jobs) : Freedom With Writing

» 6 Sources for Writing Jobs (14 Sites with Jobs) : Freedom With Writing | Writing tips | Scoop.it

EXCERPT:  "In this article, I’ll show you how you can find gigs from the comfort of your computer. You can do this sitting at the kitchen table, while relaxing in bed, or in front of the TV. You don’t need any special surroundings to be a writer.  I can’t promise that you’ll find work right away. But if you persist, work will come your way. Then you’ll feel the elation of finding your first freelance writing client."


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Treathyl Fox's curator insight, December 5, 2013 1:44 PM

A concise review of where can you find work online and reasons why persistence pays. David Masters is a freelance writer who seems to have tried every writing gig known to man; and wrote this article in simple language with links to steer you in the right direction. Now, all you need is a computer with an internet connection and a dogged determination to succeed.

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Fiction Writing: What Exactly is a Character Arc?

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Fiction Writing: What Exactly is a Character Arc?

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Intervals and Fiction Writing | Creative Gibberish

Intervals and Fiction Writing | Creative Gibberish | Writing tips | Scoop.it
How music intervals and fiction writing are connected? Why is important to build tension in both music and creative writing?
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The 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes - Tools for Writers | Tools for Writers

The 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes - Tools for Writers | Tools for Writers | Writing tips | Scoop.it
The 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes - [amzn_product_post].

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What Are The Most Common Cliches in Fiction Writing?

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What Are The Most Common Cliches in Fiction Writing? - The Huffington Post (RT @WomenWriters: RT @huffpostbooks: What are the most common clichés in fiction writing?


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Muslim men write about love in new anthology - Winston-Salem Journal

Muslim men write about love in new anthology - Winston-Salem Journal | Writing tips | Scoop.it
Muslim men write about love in new anthology Winston-Salem Journal Editors Ayesha Mattu and Nura Maznavi write that after their first anthology, “Love, InshAllah,” by American Muslim women, the reaction they got from many men was: “Where are our...
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Plot Builder – Three Steps to Sparking a Satisfying Story

Plot Builder – Three Steps to Sparking a Satisfying Story | Writing tips | Scoop.it
To make sure you have a strong enough plot to carry the weight of the story from beginning to end, you need to make sure you have these three vital elements.


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10 Tips to Improve Your Fiction Writing Skills

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Ten essential fiction writing tips that will help you flex your fiction writing muscles and write stories that keep readers engrossed.

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Writing Skills & Tips

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Excellent collection of writing tips . . .


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The 22 Best Writing Tips Ever | Writing Tips | Writing Forward

The 22 Best Writing Tips Ever | Writing Tips | Writing Forward | Writing tips | Scoop.it
Looking for the best writing tips? Look no further. Here are the 22 best creative writing tips of all time.

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3 Fiction Writing Exercises | Writing Exercises | Writing Forward

3 Fiction Writing Exercises | Writing Exercises | Writing Forward | Writing tips | Scoop.it

These fiction writing exercises help you build a story by thinking about three critical components: character, plot, and theme. ... 

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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 | Writing tips | 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....

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Kelsey Green's curator insight, October 13, 2013 7:41 PM

Really helpful with good templates to follow.

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....