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10 Online Resources for Writers Who Want to Write Well

10 Online Resources for Writers Who Want to Write Well | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
The Internet is a big place. Fortunately for you, I've done the work of scouring this mighty big world wide web to bring you this list of the best resources for writers. These are sites I refer to ...
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Very useful list of sites.

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THE OFFICIAL ANDREASCY's curator insight, July 5, 2013 3:05 PM

Great and useful resources!

The Digital Aviator's curator insight, July 12, 2013 4:56 AM

Carefully crafted writing is often invisible, the reverse sticks out like the Mutt's Nuts.

Jane Steen's curator insight, July 12, 2013 1:28 PM

Not a bad starter list.

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"Intuition is Essential." Writing Advice from Gabriel García Márquez 

"Intuition is Essential." Writing Advice from Gabriel García Márquez  | Creative Writers | Scoop.it

"Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry. . . Both are very hard work. Writing something is almost as hard as making a table."

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‘Messy attics of the mind’: what’s inside a writer’s notebook?  

‘Messy attics of the mind’: what’s inside a writer’s notebook?   | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
Scribbled observations, dinner party conversations, flashes of perception ... inspired by Henry James’s jottings, Paul Theroux, Susie Boyt and Amit Chaudhuri share their note-taking habits
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Celebrated Writers on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary 

Celebrated Writers on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary  | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
Reflections on the value of recording our inner lives from Woolf, Thoreau, Sontag, Emerson, Nin, Wilde, Plath, and more.
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Great Advice From 25 Writing Manuals by Famous Authors

Great Advice From 25 Writing Manuals by Famous Authors | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
There are countless books that purport to teach you how to write. Many of them are good. Some of them are not quite as good. This is the usual way of things. However, I am always most excited to come across a book about writing by an author whose work I already admire. That is, it's one thing to get advice from a
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Minor Characters | Unthank School of Writing

What We Talk About When We Talk About Minor Characters | Unthank School of Writing | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
  The literary agent Jonny Geller posted recently on Twitter that there are no such thing as minor characters, they each have their own novel, but their story is for another time. This was quoted to me by one of my Online Fiction Workshop students experiencing some frustration as to what a minor character is... Read More
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The Case Against Adjectives – Electric Literature

Adjectives and adverbs can be used responsibly, but too much adornment can weigh your writing down
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Kazuo Ishiguro: ‘Write What You Know’ is the Stupidest Thing I’ve Ever Heard

Kazuo Ishiguro: ‘Write What You Know’ is the Stupidest Thing I’ve Ever Heard | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
Kazuo Ishiguro, author of The Remains of the Day, Never Let Me Go, and most recently The Buried Giant, and oh, also our newest Nobel Laureate in Literature,
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The 5 C's of Writing a Great Thriller Novel  

The 5 C's of Writing a Great Thriller Novel   | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
BY JAMES SCOTT BELL Boost your story’s immunity to reader scrutiny with these fortifying nutrients.
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6 Famous Writers Injured While Writing

6 Famous Writers Injured While Writing | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
Even the toughest of poets and strongest of Hemingways would have to admit that "writer" is not a particularly dangerous job. (Unlike, say, fisherman, miner,
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How a Month of NaNoWriMo Can Lead to a Lifetime of Better Writing | WritersDigest.com

How a Month of NaNoWriMo Can Lead to a Lifetime of Better Writing | WritersDigest.com | Creative Writers | Scoop.it

 When I first became a writer, I marveled at the magical worlds my favorite authors created—their lyrical prose, their riveting plots, the

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George Saunders on How to Tell a Great Story

George Saunders on How to Tell a Great Story | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
George Saunders reveals why storytelling is an act of love.
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Bernard MacLaverty: ‘Just try to write. You can do it better tomorrow’

Bernard MacLaverty: ‘Just try to write. You can do it better tomorrow’ | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
The novelist on the privilege of working from home, the benefits of eavesdropping and why he and his grandson love to play ‘throwing writers at the radiator’
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Writing advice from Bestselling Author and Creative Writing Guru

Writing advice from Bestselling Author and Creative Writing Guru | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
Here on Daily (w)rite, as part of the guest post series, it is my pleasure to welcome David Corbett, who shares writing advice on
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Excellent writing advice esp. on creating character.

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The tools matter and the tools don’t matter

The tools matter and the tools don’t matter | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
Though you might not think it from the comic, I’m actually sympathetic to questions about tools and process, as I myself am a kind of process junky. I love
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Judy Blume's Advice for Aspiring Writers | Literary Hub

Judy Blume's Advice for Aspiring Writers | Literary Hub | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
Judy Blume needs no introduction. The author of your all-time favorite childhood novels (Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Deenie, etc.) turns 80 today. It's almost hard to believe, but this woman has been improving kids' lives for over fifty years, folks. So in honor of her long,
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The 16 Best Books on Writing Memoir  

The 16 Best Books on Writing Memoir   | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
From inspiration that'll get you started to practical tips for making your way through your first draft, these books will get you writing your memoir. 
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Writing Flashbacks: How To Make Them Work In Fiction

Writing Flashbacks: How To Make Them Work In Fiction | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
Writing flashbacks badly can stunt the flow of your story, lose a reader’s interest, create confusion and ruin your book. Here's how to write them well.
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If you write stories and use flashbacks to explain things, this article is a must read for you. The explanation and examples given are excellent, and will give you a clear picture of why and how flashbacks can be used correctly.

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Dostoevsky’s Dazzling Drafts: Windows into a Labyrinthine Writing Process

Dostoevsky’s Dazzling Drafts: Windows into a Labyrinthine Writing Process | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
Are you a budding writer? Tortured with a lack of organization? Do you struggle with creating a clear, coherent outline? Never fear, you may share something with one of the greatest Russian writers ever, Feodor Dostoevsky. The beloved author of psychological thrillers like Crime and Punishment and Brothers Karamazov also wrote manuscripts for his novels that look like mazes or treasure hunt maps, filled with pictures and number codes. They are beautiful and bizarre.
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Book talk: ‘Good dialogue doesn’t necessarily mean accurate dialogue’

Book talk: ‘Good dialogue doesn’t necessarily mean accurate dialogue’ | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
If you’ve managed to create a three-dimensional, complex cast of characters and a nuanced protagonist, well done: but how do you make them sound authentic?
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How to write... Crime Fiction

How to write... Crime Fiction | Creative Writers | Scoop.it

Crime novelist Mark Sanderson's essential guide to improving your chances of getting into print.

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How To Edit Your Own Lousy Writing 

How To Edit Your Own Lousy Writing  | Creative Writers | Scoop.it

If… You don’t write as well as you would like to; And you keep trying to improve by writing more first drafts, each time hoping they’ll be better; And they mysteriously don’t get much better; … that’s because you’ve misunderstood the problem. You don’t need to learn how to write, you need to learn how …  "

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Andrew Michael Hurley: ‘​Some days I don’t look up until my wife texts to tell me to ea​t’

Andrew Michael Hurley: ‘​Some days I don’t look up until my wife texts to tell me to ea​t’ | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
The author of The Loney on his not-so-Scandi-neat study, why he feels guilty going for a walk and what humans will look like in a thousand years
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" ... writing is a peculiar occupation for peculiar people, and so it seems entirely appropriate that it should have peculiar practices. The thing is, they seem to work. From equal amounts of hard graft and idleness stories somehow grow."
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Writing Advice From a Newly Minted Nobel Winner

Writing Advice From a Newly Minted Nobel Winner | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
Kazuo Ishiguro wrote the bulk of The Remains of the Day in four weeks. All it took was extreme dedication—and a willingness to be terrible.
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Marilynne Robinson on Finding the Right Word

Marilynne Robinson on Finding the Right Word | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
The author of “Gilead” and “Housekeeping” reflects on Emily Dickinson, expanding the mind and writing into the unknown.
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"Writing should always be exploratory. There shouldn’t be the assumption that you know ahead of time what you want to express."
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