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Top Five Phony Rules of Writing

Top Five Phony Rules of Writing | Writing Tips | Scoop.it
Before applying the principles of effective writing, we need to find out which rules are worth taking seriously and which rules are not really rules at all. Here we'll look at five phony rules of writing. Behind each one lies a good idea, but there are also good reasons why these so-called rules should sometimes be broken.
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We all grew up with a set of rules on how we are supposed to write. This article talks about the top 5 phony rules we inherited. Do you know what they are? Read on to find out.

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Six Ways Twitter Can Make You A Better Writer | A Mad Pursuit

Six Ways Twitter Can Make You A Better Writer | A Mad Pursuit | Writing Tips | Scoop.it
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Social media has lots of uses. Natalia Barron talks about how using Twitter can actually make us better writers as compared to the general assumption that using social media will cause irreparable damage to our grammar. Read to find out why.

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Ten Obvious Truths About Fiction

Ten Obvious Truths About Fiction | Writing Tips | Scoop.it
LitReactor is a destination for writers to improve their craft; a haven for readers to geek out about books; and a platform to kickstart your writing goals.
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Ten Obvious Truths about Fiction. A reminder of what exactly the audience is looking for in a story. Helps keep our focus on the receiver of the message. 

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The Importance of Flash Fiction - A Writer's Journey

The Importance of Flash Fiction - A Writer's Journey | Writing Tips | Scoop.it
Writing Flash Fiction can teach you to be a better writer. It will teach you how to be precise and get to the heart of your story.
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Nat Russo, a best-selling author, tells us about the "Importance of Flash Fiction" and how it can help us in our writing. A helpful article for writers who struggle with the word "succinct".

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INCIDENTAL COMICS: Creative Thinking

INCIDENTAL COMICS: Creative Thinking | Writing Tips | Scoop.it
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Most people think creative thinking is the driving force behind writing, but is it really? This comic strip breaks some of the myths of creative thinking.

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AdviceToWriters - ATW INTERVIEWS - James Scott Bell

AdviceToWriters - ATW INTERVIEWS - James Scott Bell | Writing Tips | Scoop.it
How did you become a writer? I always wanted to write. In fact, always wrote. Made up stories all ...
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James Scott Bell claims to not having experienced writer's block. His secret? Write to a quota. 

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AdviceToWriters - ATW INTERVIEWS - Michael Ridpath

AdviceToWriters - ATW INTERVIEWS - Michael Ridpath | Writing Tips | Scoop.it
How did you become a writer? I was 29 and working as a bond trader in a bank in the City of London...
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Michael Ridpath talks a little about his life, gives advice on writer's bloc and provides a useful tip for aspiring writers.

 

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Writing by Ear - Women Writers, Women Books

Writing by Ear - Women Writers, Women Books | Writing Tips | Scoop.it
Shanan Haislip is a full-time business writer, essayist and webmaster. She makes some interesting points about the overlap between music and writing in this article. In the fourth grade, every kid, including me, wanted to play the saxophone. The day musical instruments were handed out, in the orchestra room at East Dover Elementary, all six …
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Words do not only allow people to communicate in terms of verbal meaning. It is able to form an image an communicate in terms of impressionist meaning. 

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Neil Gaiman - Where do you get your ideas?

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Neil Gaiman talks about where he really gets his ideas and shares some questions we can use to prompt our imagination. A good article to help kickstart one's imagination (or perhaps, lack of one). 

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13 Tips For Actually Getting Some Writing Done

13 Tips For Actually Getting Some Writing Done | Writing Tips | Scoop.it
One of the challenges of writing is...writing. Here are some tips that I've found most useful for myself, for actually getting words onto the page:
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Here are 13 useful tips from Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, for amateur writers (like me) who are struggling to write (also like me). Personally, I like tip number 2. 

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