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Having No Time is the Best Time to Get Writing Done | Literary Hub

Having No Time is the Best Time to Get Writing Done | Literary Hub | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
Written into our culture is the idea of the writer as adventurer, or the writer as rake. It isn’t enough that a person should strive to write interesting things. They ought also, we feel, to have a…
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10 Tips on Writing Strong Scenes For a Novel or Story  

10 Tips on Writing Strong Scenes For a Novel or Story   | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
A story or novel is, in essence, a series of scenes strung together with narrative summary adding texture & color. A work of fiction is many scenes, each having a beginning, middle & end. The beginning of each scene is what we’ll address here.
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Revealing Character through Details

Revealing Character through Details | Creative Writers | Scoop.it

Do you choose unique details to reveal the nature of your characters? What about your favorite fictional characters – are there unique details that make them stand out in your mind?

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A Wrecking Ball for Writer's Block: The Storymatic Creates Stories

A Wrecking Ball for Writer's Block: The Storymatic Creates Stories | Creative Writers | Scoop.it

Ever wish you had something to write about when your brain goes dead? The Storymatic is here to the rescue. Part writing prompt, part teaching tool, part parlor game, The Storymatic is a clever little box packed with 500+ cards. Open the lid and you open a nearly endless realm of possible plots, characters, situations, conundrums ... 

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To adapt for my classes.

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9 Things Not to Do in NaNoWriMo

9 Things Not to Do in NaNoWriMo | Creative Writers | Scoop.it

"I usually emphasise that the most important thing in a first draft isn't the idea, it isn't the atmosphere, and it certainly isn't the individual sentences. The most important thing in the first draft is excitement." 

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Author Toby Litt offers excellent advice for writers embarking on the NaNoWriMo.

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12 Writing Tips To Get You Started

12 Writing Tips To Get You Started | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
As Anne Frank poignantly wrote: “I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.” Writing can be an incredible outlet, but sometimes there are stumbling blocks along the way. Which is why the team at READ Foundation has put together a list of 12 Writing Tips to Get You…
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Actually, Other People's Dreams Are Cool 

Actually, Other People's Dreams Are Cool  | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
Creators like Kelly Link and David Lynch use "night-time logic" to make fantasies feel significant
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Opening Lines, Opening Doors  

Opening Lines, Opening Doors   | Creative Writers | Scoop.it

From "How Writers Write Fiction 2014 : Opening Lines, Opening Doors" by International Writing Program IOWA.

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How do first sentences function in the short story?  

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How Fiction Writers Can Show Emotions in Their Characters in Effective Ways

Editor Robin Patchen wraps up our examination of Fatal Flaw: # 6 Show, Don’t Tell. Writers often succumb to this fatal flaw of fiction writing, explaining and telling and summarizing instead …
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How free should novelists be to imagine radically different lives? 

How free should novelists be to imagine radically different lives?  | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
For me – a middle-aged British man writing in the voice of a teenage Egyptian girl signing up with Isis – this is a tough question. Here is how I answer it
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Very good piece on this "cultural appropriation" bongledongle.

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Actually, Other People's Dreams Are Cool 

Actually, Other People's Dreams Are Cool  | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
Creators like Kelly Link and David Lynch use "night-time logic" to make fantasies feel significant
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Use dreams as a source of creative material.

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500 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing - The New York Times

500 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing - The New York Times | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
Here are 500 student opinion questions that invite narrative and personal writing, all together in one place.
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Ways to Begin a Story

Ways to Begin a Story | Creative Writers | Scoop.it

There are various ways a writer can open a story. As a writer it's your job to choose the most appropriate way to being your story. How do you want your story to start? With dialogue? With a description? With a backflash? WIth a character thinking?

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Useful list of ways to start a story by Robie Macauley, from the book titled What If? Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers.

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The Importance of Small Details in Fiction Writing

The Importance of Small Details in Fiction Writing | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
Small, concrete details are usually the difference between a story that works and a story that fails, between a good piece of fiction writing and a great piece of fiction writing.
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Underwriting Versus Overwriting: Just Write

Underwriting Versus Overwriting: Just Write | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
Today we’re thrilled to have Sarah McCoy join us. She’s the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the novels The Baker’s Daughter, a 2012 Goodreads Ch…
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Is it better to underwrite or overwrite?  Authors share their opinions and methods of working.

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What’s All This About Journaling? 

What’s All This About Journaling?  | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
One of the more effective acts of self-care is also, happily, one of the cheapest.
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Concerning Craft: To the Writer Who Is Not Writing

Concerning Craft: To the Writer Who Is Not Writing | Creative Writers | Scoop.it

This guest post comes from Alicia Mountain. Her poem, “Without Drawing the Blinds,” appeared in LPR‘s Summer Issue 2018 (available for purchase at this link). Mountain is the author of the collection High Ground Coward (University of Iowa Press), which won the Iowa Poetry Prize, and the chapbook Thin Fire (BOAAT Press). She is a lesbian poet, critic, and educator.  

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"Writer, you are living a life, even if it is humble or meager in ways. Writing comes out of this life lived, the sensory details, the doubt, the microwaved dinner, the weight of your jacket, the joy, the car payment, the lonely shower, the movement of your body. Everything you do away from your notebook or keyboard is writing. Even if it fills months or years, you can make use of it—this can all end up on the page. You know this."

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How to Write Short Stories (Hint: It's Not That Simple)

How to Write Short Stories (Hint: It's Not That Simple) | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
O. Henry Prize Stories editor Laura Furman advises on what's essential - and what's not - when considering how to write short stories.
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Three Big Tips for Writing A Personal Essay

Three Big Tips for Writing A Personal Essay | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
Writing a personal essay begins with knowing the form. Here are the basics, as well as some great examples, some places to submit and more. Read on.
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Watch: How 'No Country for Old Men' Successfully Defies Narrative Expectation

Watch: How 'No Country for Old Men' Successfully Defies Narrative Expectation | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
'No Country for Old Men' forces the viewer to create meaning for themselves. 
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Writers have much to learn from filmmakers and their techniques. Here the focus is on why you don't need to tell your audience everything but let them work to fill in the gaps after you have provided them with the clues they need to reach their own conclusions. Don't give them 4, always give them 2+2.
 
If you haven't seen the film do go look for it but be warned - it is very violent. It's on a par with the novel which is saying a great deal because Cormac McCarthy is one of the greatest living authors.
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Using Word Choice to Establish a Mood in Your Writing

Creating a mood and an atmosphere in your writing is critical to hook readers and keep them reading. Your word choice is instrumental in establishing that mood.
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Bernadette Mayer's List of Journal Ideas 

Bernadette Mayer's Writing Experiments * Pick a word or phrase at random, let mind play freely around it until a few ideas have come up, then seize on one and begin to
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Found this list of writing prompts and journalling ideas veery interesting.

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Write on Wednesday – Quick Story Formula – Story A Day

Write on Wednesday – Quick Story Formula – Story A Day | Creative Writers | Scoop.it

This is an awesome way to quickly launch (and finish) a new story, any time you have time to write but are short on inspiration. Try it!

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Really nice way into writing a story.  Can't wait to try it.

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MOOC-Packs 

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Amazing resource from University of Iowa.. The course materials for past writing and literature MOOC courses online. Even though these course are no longer running live, you can study at your own pace.
 
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Enchanting Books's curator insight, August 12, 2:58 PM
Amazing resource from University of Iowa.. The course materials for past writing and literature MOOC courses online. Even though these course are no longer running live, you can study at your own pace.