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30 Indispensable Writing Tips From Famous Authors

30 Indispensable Writing Tips From Famous Authors | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Writing is easy: All you have to do is start writing, finish writing, and make sure it's good. But here's some vastly more useful wisdom and advice from people who seriously know what the h...
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Want More Conflict in Your Novel? Go DM & Balance the Party

Want More Conflict in Your Novel? Go DM & Balance the Party | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Recently, I’ve added homeschooling The Spawn to the list of what I already do. Blog, write books, teach, run two small businesses and keeping a house clean, the yard mowed, and my family fed.
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5 Tips for Clear Writing and Talking

5 Tips for Clear Writing and Talking | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
C. S. Lewis’ advice to children on writing is good advice to pastors on preaching, or anybody on talking.




Always try to use the language so as to make quite clear what you mean and make sure your sentence couldn't mean anything else.
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When to Italicize

When to use italics (Writing Tips: When should you use italics in your writing? http://t.co/xu95brSa3F)
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7 Tips to Finding "Your" Writing Voice

7 Tips to Finding "Your" Writing Voice | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Have you ever stumbled upon a blog and thought..."Was this written by an android, a robot or was it a Martian?" Whatever it was, it didn't seem human.That, I think touches on what a "voice" is.
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7 Brutally Honest Self-Publishing Tips

7 Brutally Honest Self-Publishing Tips | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Let me preface this article with an admission: I'm no expert on self-publishing. My first book came out last week. However, I don't think one needs to be a veteran indie author to have learned a th...
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Slashed Reads's curator insight, June 26, 2014 12:00 PM

Sound advice for every writer. 

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7 Indispensable Writing Tips from Orwell to Ogilvy to Strunk & White

7 Indispensable Writing Tips from Orwell to Ogilvy to Strunk & White | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
People who write well, think well. Master these seven rules to communicate effectively in the office.
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Writing Strong Characters: Tips & Advice

Writing Strong Characters: Tips & Advice | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
It can be difficult to come up with convincing characters. Learn more about what it takes to write unforgettable characters in this post! (Need some tips for #characterdevelopment?
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The 7 Tools of Dialogue | WritersDigest.com

The 7 Tools of Dialogue | WritersDigest.com | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
[caption id=attachment_53363 align=alignright width=150] Improve your novel with James Scott Bell's Conflict & Suspense.
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Pirate Codes & Writing Rules—When is a Flashback a Literary Device?

Pirate Codes & Writing Rules—When is a Flashback a Literary Device? | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Pirate Code=Writing Rules. Clearer now? :)
Yesterday’s post stirred quite the debate and flurry of panic attacks, so today, we will delve a bit further into Le Mystique of Le Flashback.
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6 Tips to Editing Your Own Writing Work

6 Tips to Editing Your Own Writing Work | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Before you send your manuscript to an editor or an agent, here are some self-editing tips that will help you polish your writing work.
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When Flaws Go Too Far: Avoiding Unlikeable Characters | WritersDigest.com

When Flaws Go Too Far: Avoiding Unlikeable Characters | WritersDigest.com | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Here are a few tips to make sure you don’t go overboard with negative personality traits.
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5 Writing Tips for Finishing Your Book on Time - Business 2 Community

5 Writing Tips for Finishing Your Book on Time - Business 2 Community | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
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The process of writing is uniquely personal. Therefore, there are many idiosyncratic habits that many authors cling to.
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The Seven Deadly Sins of Prologues

The Seven Deadly Sins of Prologues | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
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To prologue or not to prologue? That is the question. The problem with the prologue is it has kind of gotten a bad rap over the years, especially with agents.
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10 Tips for Writing a Book

10 Tips for Writing a Book | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Ten tips for writing a book from concept to publication. Ever thought about writing a book? Here are some key tips for the steps involved in the process.

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If you HATE to write, go to http://StardomPublishing.com to get your book written by professional writers - 100% DONE FOR YOU!

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Writing tips from the CIA’s ruthless style manual

Writing tips from the CIA’s ruthless style manual | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Strunk & White, it turns out, were CIA sources. The authors of The Elements of Style, a classic American writing guide, are cited alongside Henry Fowler, Wilson Follett, and Jacques Barzun in the Directorate of Intelligence's Style Manual & Writers Guide for Intelligence Publications, whose eighth edition (from 2011) was posted online (pdf) last week following a Freedom of Information Act request. So what role do partisans...
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21 Harsh But Eye-Opening Writing Tips From Great Authors

21 Harsh But Eye-Opening Writing Tips From Great Authors | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Never use jargon words like reconceptualize, demassification, attitudinally, judgmentally. They are hallmarks of a pretentious ass. (Harsh but cool. Writing advice from experts.
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Must read inspiration. 

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How to Tell if Your Story is On Target—What is Your Book About in ONE Sentence?

How to Tell if Your Story is On Target—What is Your Book About in ONE Sentence? | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
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This past weekend, I indulged a little and we went to TWO movies. First, date night with Hubby. We saw Maleficient and it was AWESOME.
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Writer Victory!—Remember Writers are Magicians

Writer Victory!—Remember Writers are Magicians | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
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Today we tackle the next letter in our Writer Acrostic.
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Maddie Dawson's Top Five Writing Tips - Novelicious.com | The Women's Fiction Blog for Readers and Writers

1. Write every day. Even if it’s just for a few minutes, the brain is impressed by regular habits. When...
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8 foolproof ways to sharpen your writing skills

8 foolproof ways to sharpen your writing skills | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Tweets, blogs, Facebook updates, and other Web posts need not be sloppy or incoherent. Follow these guidelines to improve your online communiqués.
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6 Tips for Writing About Music | WritersDigest.com

6 Tips for Writing About Music | WritersDigest.com | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
You know more about music than any of your friends and can hold your own with all of these so-called critics. But where to begin? How do you break through to the printed page and music blogosphere? Here's how.
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10 Rules of Writing | Literary Rejections

10 Rules of Writing | Literary Rejections | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
» 10 Rules of Writing | Official Website (RT @LitRejections: 10 Rules of Writing from 10 Authors | http://t.co/3FNj4Yq7gG | 100 Tips in All | #writetips)...
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Author Branding—Harnessing the Power of Digital Age Storms

Author Branding—Harnessing the Power of Digital Age Storms | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
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Ahhh, the new buzz word, BRAND. What exactly is an author brand? Great question. Branding has gone through a major transition over the past decade.
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