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10 Essential Offbeat Science Fiction Novels

<i>Catherynne M. Valente's new novel</i> Space Opera <i>imagines Eurovision in space, with high and deadly stakes, resulting in a frenetic, imaginative</i> …

Weird

Fiction Writing Contests Worth Your Time (Summer 2018)

What are your submission or rejection goals for 2018? Inspired by Lit Hub’s 100 rejections per year post, I got 93 rejections 2017 and aim to cross …

Creative Writing

The Best Books on Writing, According to Novelists, Poets, and Writing Professors

<i>Welcome to</i> <i>Reading Lists</i><i>, comprehensive book guides from the Strategist designed to make you an expert (or at least a fascinating dinner-party</i> …

Writing

How to manage Rising Conflict in Stories

Rising Conflict in the writings of Lagos Egri Staying with the work of Lagos Egri on how best to manage rising conflict in stories, this post …

Writing Is Everything

The studio head's job, I think, is read the fucking material. You can't delegate material. I can tell within a paragraph whether I'm going to be in …

Write What You Know and Other Bad Advice

<i>Write what you know.</i> The canon of writing advice sealed and the maxim write what you know is on the front page. Many a writer falling victim to her …

Scientists declare octopi life from another world

Evidence of the octopus evolution show it would have happened too quickly to have begun here on Earth. Published in the <i>Progress in Biophysics and</i> …

The most important thing you’ll ever read on writing articles online

Stop trying to advise people if you are not famous …Writing is an art, but when there is a platform where numerous people display their works, it is …

I Don’t Have A 1k Claps Article.

I Don’t Have A 1k Claps Article. I Don’t Have A No Clap Article Either. I Am In Between…. A Writer Like YOU.Personal Concerns About Publishing On …

National 5 English - Creative writing - Revision 1

Short stories<p>A short story is a type of prose fiction.<p>Prose simply means it is written in sentences and paragraphs, and is not a poem or play script.<p>Fiction means the story is made up, though of course you can base your story on something that has really happened.<p>A short story is not a cut-down …

Creative Writing

Don't Explain How Things Are Linked in Fiction

Never, ever, write "As X happened, Y started to happen" unless there is a direct cause between the two. There's no need to explain how things are …

I Just Passed 100 Followers on Medium; Here’s 5 Lessons I Learned

<b>I’ve been taking this blogging stuff seriously.</b>Despite passing 100 a few weeks back, I decided to hold off on publishing this story because you …

Why 'Wonderbook' By Jeff VanderMeer Is The One Book About Worldbuilding Every Writer Needs To Read

As any writer of science fiction or fantasy will tell you, worldbuilding is the most arduous part of composing a new story. It can be tough to know …

2 Checklists for Flashbacks and Backstory

Flashback Versus BackstoryA <b>flashback</b> takes the reader from the current time to a previous time. This usually happens quickly, and then they are …

Showing vs telling: ‘Show don’t tell’ in narration

Show don’t tell is one of the most abused pieces of writing advice. In her essay ‘On Rules of Writing,’ Ursula K. Le Guin writes ‘Thanks to “show …

I don’t have time to waste on content marketing

In another life I mastered writing articles that got top search rankings — not keyword-stuffed drivel, but quality content that attracted plenty of …

Marketing

The Secret To Doubling Your Words Every Month

“I just know keeping track of what I’m doing and where I’m going is important to me.”<p>— Demetri Martin<p>“Numbers have life; they’re not just symbols on …

Writing

The Ultimate Guide to Building a Writing Habit (That Sticks Like Superglue)

You <i>know</i> you need to write often to have a successful writing career.<p>You <i>want</i> to build a writing habit so you can unleash the ideas, words, and stories …

Creative Writing

14 Stephen King quotes about writing you totally need to hang on your wall

The first Stephen King book I ever read was <i>The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon</i>. I was still in my teens, and my gran — a huge King fan herself — thought it …

Stephen King

This Book Helped Me Communicate Better With Everyone From My Coworkers to My Husband

Discovering this approach changed the way I communicate and, unlike glossy magazine quizzes, this one actually works.<p>Growing up, I loved the …

Goal Setting

Writing is easy

Writing is not easy. It takes commitment, desire, hard work, and a lot of hours spent attempting to focus on adding words to the blank white monster …

Productivity

Unless you’re Stephen King

“Abandon every hope, all ye who enter here — Unless you’re Stephen King.”<p>I have read my share of books on writing, not always because I am looking …

Stephen King

How to Write Historical Fiction (without a history degree)

Andrew M. Greeley said, “History and historical fiction are necessarily not the same thing. The purpose of history is to narrate events as accurately …

Creative Writing

A journalist's 12 tips to writing good content

Good writing isn’t easy, nor should it be. The fact that every man and his dog thinks he can write these days only serves to make the role of writers …

Aiming for perfection in writing

and falling well shortI remember when I used to think, “man, I can’t share this article I just wrote to social media, people will criticize me, …

Trump threatens 'tax' on countries that exploit US trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump threatened anew Monday to impose a "reciprocal tax" on countries that he says abuse their trade …

Here's How to Create Your Own Metaphors

How to Create Metaphors<p>Metaphor Exercises to Enliven Your Writing<p>Updated September 08, 2017<p>A metaphor is a figure of speech that describes an object …

Creative Writing

Half of Writing Is Editing

Should novels generally be 600 pages? No, they should not. Half of writing, maybe 3/4 of writing, is editing. This seems to be a thing that has not …