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10 Magazines Every Writer Should Read — The Content Strategist

<i>This article originally appeared on our sister site, The Freelancer.</i><p>In Stephen King’s book <i>On Writing</i>, among his many memorable tips, he writes, “If …

Stephen King's Reading List for Writers

<i>“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools)<br>to write. Simple as that.”</i> <i><br>― Stephen King</i><p>In the afterword to his acclaimed …

30 Things About Screenwriting: Beginning. Middle. End.

In <i>Poetics</i>, Aristotle wrote “A whole [story] is what has a beginning and middle and end.” His articulation of each of these three parts and how they …

The Real Trick to Brilliant Writing

You know what makes for brilliant writing?Not <i>what</i> you say, but <i>the way you say it.</i>The execution. The way you jockey your message onto a page.There are …

Creative Writing

[GUEST POST] Zachary Jernigan Discusses the Challenges He Faced While Writing SHOWER OF STONES

Zachary Jernigan spends his days working as a journalist in Arizona, a state famed for its awesome weather and absolute shit political decisions. In …

Don’t Make These Mistakes that First-Time Self-Published Authors Make

At Bibliocrunch, I get a lot of authors coming to me for self-publishing advice. Over the last four years we’ve been in business, these are some of …

Writing

How to Improve Your Writing: 5 Secrets From Hollywood

Thanks to the internet, people are reading and writing more than ever. But is it me, or does it seem like the quality of that writing has gotten <i>worse</i>?<p>…

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

10 Books You Should Be Reading This Summer

Every summer there are tons of reading lists. What makes a great summer read? Everyone has a different definition, but for me it's books you can get lost in. Leave ordinary life behind and dive into like the pool you're reading it around. So here are 8 recently published books that I feel that way …

5 Books That Will Improve Your Writing

Remove the fanfare and most writing advice boils down to read more, write more, and get better feedback.<p>Let's talk about that first one. If writing is output, reading is often the most important input. You'll understand what makes Hemingway's writing exceptional (or overrated) by reading his books, …

30 Things About Screenwriting: Living and writing in L.A.

Let me say up front, there are enormous advantages for a screenwriter to live in or near Los Angeles. Here are a few key ones:<p>* <i>You are where the</i> …

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

5 Creativity Books Everyone Needs To Read

Personally, I’ve always thought “creativity” was sort of an elusive term. I always thought that creative peeps — like Pablo Picasso for instance — …

10 Ways to Gain Real Super Powers That Will Change Your Life

You Can Gain Real Super Powers<p>No gamma radiation, spider bites or mutations necessary.<p>A few simple tips from the blog can have you performing heroic …

The Second Act Belongs to the Villain

I learned this from Randall Wallace (<i>Braveheart</i>), who learned it from Steve Cannell, the maestro of a million plotlines from <i>The Rockford Files</i> to</i> …

5 Marketing Mistakes That Beginning Fiction Writers Make

Overestimating the importance of book launches<p>Once the publishing process ends, the marketing process needs to kick into high gear.<p>A book launch …

5 Things I Wish Every Author Knew

In my work with authors I see every kind of personality, and I've seen firsthand all the ways writers trip themselves up. In my book, <i>What's Your Book?,</i> I wrote about an irony I've noticed -- that the two seemingly opposing mindsets of "I am special" and "I am shit" both paralyze writers in similar …

30 High-Impact Ways to Level Up Your Writing

<i>This is a guest contribution from freelance blogger and email copywriter Hassan Ud-deen.</i><p>Ever feel like your writing could be better?<p>If you’re a …

Creative Writing

Four Ways To Fail as a Writer (And One Way to Succeed)

by Pamela HodgesThis is where I admit I am a fool and I tell you that I wrote my story at midnight the night before my column on The Write Practice …

Creative Writing

The 4 Hidden Meanings of Gardens in the Bible That Will Empower You

Did you know there are four, very significant gardens in the Bible?<p>The four gardens include the Garden of Eden, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Garden …

Want to Be a Better Writer? Cut These 7 Words

by Joe BuntingIf you’re reading this, then you want to be a better writer. However, becoming a better writer is elusive, isn’t it? It’s more art than …

Creative Writing

6 Writing Techniques I Learned at Storymasters

Today’s guest is David Bruns, the creator of the sci-fi series <i>The Dream Guild Chronicles</i> and one half of the Two Navy Guys and a Novel blog series …

45 Ways To Avoid Using The Word ‘Very’

<b>Three Telling Quotes About ‘Very’</b><p>Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be …

Mark Twain

Hearing words, writing sounds: examining the author's brain

Kamila Shamsie always revises her work by reading aloud, but AS Byatt looks for the rhythms of the page. Richard Lea goes in search of what happens in the brain when we write and read fiction<p>The novelist Kamila Shamsie measures out her life as an author in chapters, punctuated by a familiar …

Writing

Why College Kids Are Avoiding the Study of Literature

A<p>Click to write a letter to the editor<p>Must-Reads from Magazine<p>Social Sciences<p>The Disappearance of Desire<p>The transgender movement’s missing …

5 Excellent Note Taking Apps for Your Mac

June 28, 2015<br>Text Edit is definitely an excellent Mac app for quickly capturing thoughts and ideas. It comes integrated with the OS X on your Mac and …

Note-Taking

The collective wisdom of the 2015 graduation speeches

<b>(Real Simple) —</b><p>Trust yourself<p>"I want you all to stay true to the most real, most sincere, most authentic parts of yourselves. I want you to ask those basic questions: Who do you want to be? What inspires you? How do you want to give back? And then I want you to take a deep breath and trust …

College & University

10 best iPhone Apps for students - They will really help you!

<b>Best iPhone Apps</b> – There is an enormous selection of iPhone mobile apps that can help students run their daily lives in a variety of ways: from …