Category: Writing

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What makes a real writer?

The real writer will write. He has something inside of him that must come out. Kurt Vonnegut #amwriting pic.twitter.com/lOah1vDHsU — TheUnNovelist (@TheUnNovelist) 1 March 2017 George Saunders takes things a little further explaining the...

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Gender dependent adjective/noun

I live and learn. Proofreading A Second Chance, I decided to look up the difference between blond and blonde. I knew there was a difference in spelling, tending to think if it was hair...

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He said, she said: dialogue issues

Advice for reviewing dialogue by MaryLee MacDonald Practical advice on dialogue by Jennie Nash The narrating characters will control the tone and flow of the story, and, in large part, decide whether or not...

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Writing advice – achieving perfection

Every sentence must do one of two things: reveal character or advance the action.KURT VONNEGUT#amwriting #fiction pic.twitter.com/SLuXtqo7ix — Jon Winokur (@AdviceToWriters) 16 January 2017 I've found the best way 2 revise your own work...

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Who you should write for

Never make the mistake of assuming the audience is any less intelligent than you are.ROD SERLING #screenwriting #writing pic.twitter.com/2NOBLa8Dvc — Jon Winokur (@AdviceToWriters) March 12, 2017 If you write to impress it will always...

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Vocab development

Made me think of Ying Yang When you have to make a choice, and every choice is a bad one, it’s called a zugzwang. — Fact (@Fact) January 16, 2017 Yup, there's even a...

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Prologues

Prologues: what are they and how did they originate? Some more on prologues. A very useful post. Why not to have a prologue. Thanks Pablo for the image

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More reading and writing

Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. Ray Bradbury #amwriting #writing — TheUnNovelist (@TheUnNovelist) 1 March 2017 Writing feels different every single day. Some days you just roll....

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Writer’s voice

When you write your own story, your only responsibility is to sound like yourself. #amwriting #writerslife #writing pic.twitter.com/JVKBH89Ov5 — Holden Sheppard (@V8Sheppard) 1 February 2017 “You have to learn to write from the very...

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On reading and writing

Unlocking worlds: a reading companion for book lovers by Sally Allen. This review by Fictionophile has won me over. (Thanks to Robbie Cheadle for bringing it to my attention). If u want to be...