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Write Now: Crashing Through The Wall Part 2

Miss Literati Is Closed | Miss Literati

After several years of writing our story, the final chapter of Miss Literati is upon us. The site accepted its last story and shut down on Tuesday, …

Altering Time and Perception in a Novel

Films have so many fascinating ways to alter time and perception. They can use techniques to make action slow way down or even freeze (or even have …

Why Most Writing Tips Are Useless (and How to Really Up Your Game)

You’re impatient to become a better writer.So naturally you <i>love</i> writing tips.You eagerly devour each new one, hoping to give your writing brain a …

Writing

Improve Your Writing with This Periodic Table of the Figures of Speech

When you write something—either for work or for fun—the purpose is to convey meaning and engage whoever reads it. Knowing how to use the figures of …

6 Ways To Create Satisfying Scene Endings

A great song plays on the radio. As soon as the last chorus fades, we wish we could hear it again. A plane touches down on the runway and we’re …

Creative Writing

Novel Writing: 10 Questions You Need to Ask Your Characters

The most important part of your novel is the part that will never been seen by the reader. It’s the part that’s just for you. It’s the part that only …

Creative Writing

Writing a Story from Beginning to End: Plot

Writing a story from beginning to end is a complex task that people approach in varying ways. Some are guided by their characters or by instinct. …

6 Simple Ways to Write a Physical Description

This week I’m digging into Santa’s sack of reader emails. This one’s from Cady, who wants to know about describing the hero:<p>When should I insert my …

10 Tumblr Blogs To Follow For Great Writing Tips

Few websites are friendlier to creatives than Tumblr, a place to scroll through, like, and reblog posts like there’s no tomorrow. It’s not …

Writing

How to Come Up with Motifs in Your Novel

Motifs are powerful elements that writers can take advantage of when constructing their novels. But few novelists ever give thought to adding motifs. …

Torture your Character - The Three Most Effective Types of Inner Conflict

At Writers Write, we spend time trying to get writers to create a living, breathing antagonist. We also show writers that the protagonist should not …

Creative Writing

10 Overused Words in Writing

All words are good words. Some, however, are overused without adding value to what you write. As a result, they reduce the readers’ interest, make …

How to Structure Scenes in Your Story (Complete Series)

Feel like you’re ready to take your writing skills to the next level? Then it’s time for you to learn how to structure scenes in your story. Scene …

How To Uncover Your Character’s Emotional Wound

To build a compelling character (and write them convincingly) we want to make them real as possible, and that means developing a backstory that lets …

How to Find Your Character's Motivation

Point of View: How Writers Can Master This Crucial Story Element

Once you decide on the point of view for your book — whether first person or third, omniscient or limited — the hard part follows: staying consistent.<p>…

3 Traps to Avoid When Writing a Rough Draft

by Marcy McKayI’ve started a new novel—as in a blank “page one” in need of 275 to 400 more pages to be complete. I’m lucky, because this book is …

5 Tips for Setting Description

5 Tips for Setting Description<p>When it comes to describing a new setting, many great writers have hearkened it to “painting a picture,” and this is …

22 lessons from Stephen King on how to be a great writer

In his memoir, "On Writing," King shares valuable insights into how to be a better writer. And he doesn't sugarcoat it. He writes, "I can't lie and say there are no bad writers. Sorry, but there are lots of bad writers."<p>Don't want to be one of them? Here are 22 great pieces of advice from King's …

Stephen King

5 Steps to Write a Mystery Story: Tips from the Pros

slide 1 of 7<p>Everyone Loves a Good Mystery<p>Mystery author Agatha Christie is the best-selling writer <i>in the history of writing</i>, having sold over 4 …

One Quick Tip for Effective First Person Writing

by Ruthanne ReidFirst-person perspective is kind of like cheese: some people love it, some people hate it, and when it’s poorly done, it grates.Sorry …

Creative Writing

14 Points To Consider Before You Write The Ending

<b></b> <b><br>The end is near</b><br>Ending your story is often harder than starting it. You’ve made plenty of promises you have to keep. Let’s be honest. The most …

Creative Writing

23 Writing Websites to Improve Your Writing

1) Storyfix The absolute authority on story structure, written by author Larry Brooks (<i>Note: I</i> <i>highly</i> <i>recommend</i> <i>Larry’s ebooks on writing</i><i>. Read my</i> …

Writing

10 Tips for Writing

<b>1. Don’t write linearly:</b> Don’t set out to write something from beginning to end. A story is meant to be read from front to back, but not necessarily …

Writing and Publishing a Novel in 589 Easy Steps

I wrote a novel.<p>It has been months now since I signed my first publishing contract, and I'm still struggling to process the meaning of those four words.<p>The book will be published in a few short days, and while I'm optimistic, I'm also an unknown and first-time author, so my expectations for …

Writing Fight Scenes – What an Editor Wants to See « Fantasy-Faction

As an editor, something I’ve discovered when I’m editing books for other people is I’m making the same comments over and over again in relation to …

Creative Writing

100 Writing Practice Lessons & Exercises

by Joe BuntingWant to become a better writer? Perhaps you want to write novels, or maybe you just want to get better grades in your essay writing …

Creative Writing

How to Write a Short Story from Start to Finish

by Joe BuntingI’m working on a new short story. However, it’s been a while, and I’m feeling out of practice, like I have to figure out how to write a …

Creative Writing