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Free Short Story: 'Last Night' by James Salter

Free Short Story: 'Last Night' by James Salter | Writing | Scoop.it

Short story about a couple and their last evening together; the wife, Marit, has a fatal disease and intends to commit suicide. Before she does, they have…


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Genre and Voice Part 2 : Joanne Phillips, Sheryl Browne

Genre and Voice Part 2 : Joanne Phillips, Sheryl Browne | Writing | Scoop.it
Welcome to Part 2 of the Genre and Voice blog posts. Last week, we had a great post from Louise Rose-Innes, talking about her switch in genre, you can read her post HERE. This week I'm so pleased t...
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10 Commandments for Writers

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Moses had a Divine Agent---that's the only way he could get published! And talk about a Best Seller! Why, there's still controversy about his work thousands of years later.
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10 Tips for NaNoWriMo

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If you’re doing National Novel Writing Month and planning on writing 50,000 words before the end of November, here’s a few tips and encouragement that I’ve learned from doing this kind of insanity ...
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Book & Novel Writing Competitions List - Christopher Fielden

A regularly updated list of book and novel writing competitions, for published and unpublished authors. Details of prize money and entry criteria.
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How to Enter Writing Contests

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How to Enter Writing Contests Writing contests are a great way to get awards and publication without the pressure of trying to find an agent or contact a publishing house. Even better, there are a ...
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31 Life Lessons From Romance Novels (Yes, Really)

31 Life Lessons From Romance Novels (Yes, Really) | Writing | Scoop.it

Heroes find heroines attractive for their personalities, especially if they are snarky, smart or sassy. Don't worry about being the nice girl all the time....


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How WW1 shaped Agatha Christie - and Detective Poirot

How WW1 shaped Agatha Christie - and Detective Poirot | Writing | Scoop.it

After 39 years, Hercule Poirot is back in a new novel. Here Kate Weinberg looks at how the First World War shaped his creator (RT @TelegraphBooks: #AgathaChristie was born on this day 1890.


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Sara Rosett's curator insight, September 16, 2014 8:59 AM

Really interesting background on Christie and how WWI shaped her writing. 

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Love to read? Here's our list of top 20 books of 2013

Love to read? Here's our list of top 20 books of 2013 | Writing | Scoop.it
STILL stuck for the perfect gift for a loved one this festive season?
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Young Adult Heroines | The Representation Project

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An Ideal Bookshelf: Books for book lovers

An Ideal Bookshelf: Books for book lovers | Writing | Scoop.it

Say you only had one small bookshelf to fit all your favorite books on to. Which ones would make the cut?


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The Most Beautiful Libraries on Earth

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Great theme for creative people

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How To: See Into the Mind of Your Reader (What? I Can See That?)

How To: See Into the Mind of Your Reader (What? I Can See That?) | Writing | Scoop.it
I was meandering through some links in my writing folder and decided to check out what was on the Amazon.com page for Castles: A Fictional Memoir of a Girl with Scissors. What I found near the bott...
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What annoys famed authors about their own writing - Chicago Tribune

What annoys famed authors about their own writing - Chicago Tribune | Writing | Scoop.it
Here's one tic I wish I could tame in my writing: colons.
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10 ways to improve your writing skills—quickly

10 ways to improve your writing skills—quickly | Writing | Scoop.it
Networking with other scribes and reworking your blog posts (and others' published articles) will help; above all, though, write, write, write!
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Write a novel in November - Cookeville Herald Citizen

Write a novel in November - Cookeville Herald Citizen | Writing | Scoop.it
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Less Is More: 10 Writing Tips To Help You Develop Your Writing

Less Is More: 10 Writing Tips To Help You Develop Your Writing | Writing | Scoop.it
Getting others to understand what you've written is tricky. These 10 writing tips help you write with brevity so that your message packs a punch.
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Wredheaded Writer: One-Sentence Writing Tips, Part I

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Quick writing tip from Lynne Cantwell on Wredheaded Writer blog: “Read – a lot.“ http://t.co/EMkIP29iTG
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How to Overcome Writer's Block: 14 Tricks That Work

How to Overcome Writer's Block: 14 Tricks That Work | Writing | Scoop.it
It happens to every writer. It's inevitable. Eventually, you come to the end of yourself when your prose has turned to mush and you feel like throwing in the towel.

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50 of the Best Films About Writers

50 of the Best Films About Writers | Writing | Scoop.it

Hollywood is famous for its treatment of writers. They are the low man on the totem pole, the person banned from the set, the guy who wrote the Great American novel drinking himself to death in Los...


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These Delightful Book-Themed Benches Are Popping Up All Over London

These Delightful Book-Themed Benches Are Popping Up All Over London | Writing | Scoop.it
For the National Literary Trust's " Books about Town " project. Bookish-bums have never had it so good.
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Timed Writing Workshop — Freeing Up the Subconscious in Writing | Holly Lisle: Official Author Homepage

Holly Lisle: Official Author Homepage - read with hunger, write with joy, live with passion (Timed Writing Workshop -- Freeing Up the Subconscious in Writing #writers #readers #fiction http://t.co/6f7ZjNNa0J...
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Essay by Zadie Smith: What It Means to Be Addicted to Reading

Essay by Zadie Smith: What It Means to Be Addicted to Reading | Writing | Scoop.it

Zadie Smith offers an ode to bibliomania, a happy disorder nicely accommodated by this forgiving time of year.


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Short Story Collection: 'Elegy on Kinderklavier' by Arna Bontemps Hemenway

Short Story Collection: 'Elegy on Kinderklavier' by Arna Bontemps Hemenway | Writing | Scoop.it

Book reviews, interviews, columns, and musings.


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8 Beach Reads and the Beaches to Read Them On

8 Beach Reads and the Beaches to Read Them On | Writing | Scoop.it

All summer books are not created equal, and neither are the beaches we read them on....


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