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The Four Fears That Stop You From Writing, By Andrea Phillips

The Four Fears That Stop You From Writing, By Andrea Phillips | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
Today, to build off of yesterday's paean to authorial fear, Andrea Phillips (author of the above pictured Creator's Guide to Transmedia Storytelling and also of the new serial pirate story, The Dar...
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"Writing is an uncomfortable act. You’re making yourself vulnerable — exposing the softest, squishiest bits of your psyche and putting them out there in public where people will know what is in your deepest heart of hearts, and just might stomp on it with extreme prejudice."

I have yet to meet a writer without fear.  It's part of the territory.

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12 Books That Break the Rules of Point of View

12 Books That Break the Rules of Point of View | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
Perspectives that create connections between the reader and the protagonist in ways that the third person can’t
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Radio 4 - The Invisible College

Radio 4 - The Invisible College | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
Lessons in creative writing from a ghostly array of novelists, poets and playwrights.
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Dear Diary: how keeping a journal can bring you daily peace 

Dear Diary: how keeping a journal can bring you daily peace  | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
Writing a diary is a great way to offload – and, if memory fails, it’s a wonderful window on the past
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The Official Rules on Head-Hopping in Fiction Writing

America’s Mad Professor of Fiction Writing, Randy Ingermanson, tackles the thorny question of whether head-hopping should be allowed in fiction.
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 Improve Your Writing Micro-Memoir

 Improve Your Writing Micro-Memoir | Creative Writers | Scoop.it

A true hybrid, the micro-memoir strives to combine the extreme abbreviation of poetry, the narrative tension of fiction, and the truth-telling of creative nonfiction.

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7 Common Writing Mistakes: Tips for Better Writing

7 Common Writing Mistakes: Tips for Better Writing | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
The English language is tricky, hence these common writing mistakes. Learn seven English writing mistakes to avoid here!
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Sure, Plot is Good, But Have You Tried Talking About Story Shape? | Literary Hub

Sure, Plot is Good, But Have You Tried Talking About Story Shape? | Literary Hub | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
I have a problem with plot. The problem is not with the craft concept that is “plot.” The problem is with me. Whenever I’ve tried to apply “plot” to my writing process, I can’t get it to do what a …
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Maybe the Secret to Writing is Not Writing?  

Maybe the Secret to Writing is Not Writing?   | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
For almost two years after my first book was published, I did not write a single new thing—not an essay, a story, a chapter, an ode, an elegy, nor even a monostich. There were reasons. I was grievi…
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Writing about our mothers is a hellish assignment. How to? Here's how.

Writing about our mothers is a hellish assignment. How to? Here's how. | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
Writing about our mothers can cause a good memoir writer to stop writing. Don't stop. Listen up and learn how with Elissa Altman on the QWERTY podcast.
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What is Theme? A Look at 20 Common Themes in Literature

What is Theme? A Look at 20 Common Themes in Literature | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
Understanding theme will help you understand and produce great writing. Learn about common themes in literature, with copious theme examples.
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 Revising One Sentence

 Revising One Sentence | Creative Writers | Scoop.it

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This morning I walk around the house feeling happy and I’m struck by what I’m doing. Actually, I’m struck by only one gesture I happen to make, but that one gesture inspires me to write a sentence describing what I have just been doing. This i
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 Learning to ride a bicycle - Silverfish writing

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A writing programme for the rest of us: Week 2—Learning to ride a bicycle - Silverfish writing

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Ten tips for tiny truths

Ten tips for tiny truths | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
Expert tips on writing micro-memoir.
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Here is how to do it. 1. Read the Material Thoroughly 2. Write Down the Important Points 4. Create an Outline 5. Write a Strong Introduction, etc. https://perfectessaywriting.com/contrast-essay

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Write The Book: Conversations on Craft

A writing podcast for writers and curious readers, featuring interviews with authors, poets, agents and editors. Twice chosen as one of Writer's Digest Magazine's 101 Best Website for Writers
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This podcasts has writers talking about their work and an excellent collection of writing exercises.

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Tenses in fiction writing: Present, past, past perfect and habitual past

Tenses in fiction writing: Present, past, past perfect and habitual past | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
You have a choice when it comes to tense in your fiction’s narrative. Here’s an overview of the tenses you’ll most likely be working with, and some guidance on the benefits and challenges of each.
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 Using Hybrid Genres in Your Writing

 Using Hybrid Genres in Your Writing | Creative Writers | Scoop.it

"Hybrid-genre writing, at its best, can catch its readers with their guard down. While we expect to see controversies arise and watch characters develop in traditional literary forms, we don’t expect to see the same happen in a short text conversation or a strategy guide. When a writer working in a hybrid genre balances a simple, well-told story (or in some cases a quick, well-articulated point) with the strangeness of working in a new form, they can create a unique tension uncommon in conventional writing."

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 Writing magical realism: The ultimate guide

 Writing magical realism: The ultimate guide | Creative Writers | Scoop.it

How modern writers seamlessly blend fantasy with reality.

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A Writing-Exercise Grab Bag - Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts

A Writing-Exercise Grab Bag - Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
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A Close Reading of the Best Opening Paragraph of All Time  

A Close Reading of the Best Opening Paragraph of All Time   | Creative Writers | Scoop.it
One hundred and one years ago today, Shirley Jackson was born. During her lifetime, she wrote “The Lottery,” and The Haunting of Hill House, and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, the …
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The POV and Tense of Your Story: How It Affects Tension, Flow and Style

Writers sometimes agonize over whether to tell their stories in first person or third person, past or present tense. These decisions affect the obvious. This includes the way first person can limit…
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