Meryl Morant

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5 Methods to Finish What You've Started to Write

The following two tabs change content below.<p>Fortune 100 Sr. Technical Writer. Technical Writing and Editing and Plain Writing Online Instructor<p>© Ugur …

5 Steps To Turn Inspiration Into Action

Don’t let a great idea slip by because motivation is failing you. Next time you have the urge to “do it tomorrow,” follow these steps.<p>How many times have you read a great article, or had an idea, or wanted to make a change … but then didn’t?<p>It’s one of the biggest frustrations for people who read …

Motivation

Don’t Write About Writing

My fiction workshop is discussing an undergraduate’s short story about a bad breakup. It is detailed and told earnestly through entries in the dumped …

Literature

The Favorite Writing Tools Of Famous Authors

<i>Click to view entire infographic</i><p><b>Published by</b> Ninja Essays, this infographic catalogs the favorite writing tools of famous authors.<p><b>Many of us</b> "write" …

The Worst Ways to Begin Your Novel: Advice from Literary Agents

Welcome to Twitter Treasure Thursday! Today’s gem comes from the ever helpful <b>Chuck Sambuchino</b>. He offers a wide range of amazing tips from industry …

Writing Like Hemingway for Sweatshop Wages and Loving It

For a writer, being a professional is considered the highest distinction. If someone is paid, and especially if he is published traditionally, well, …

9 Essential Books No Serious Writer Should Ignore

Admit it.<p>You have several half-read writing books stacked up on your nightstand, several more squirreled away in a desk drawer and a dozen more on …

Writing

Plot and Subplots in a Series of Scenes

Ah, now we are getting somewhere, some of you may be thinking. We are finally going to look deeply at plot after taking a long dip into the four …

Write Your First Novel: 8 Strategies for Creating Great Fiction

As writers, we know that the process of writing is composed of work and worry. The work is a grind of word counts and applied methodology, but the …

How to Get Motivated to Write

Lately I have been spreading myself too thin, and my writing has suffered as a result. What used to come easy and flow right out of me and onto the …

Top Resource: 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2014 from The Write Life

<b>Ali Lukeon June 20, 2014 7:04 am</b><p>Thanks Heather! It’s a fantastic list (and I don’t just say that because you have my site Aliventures on there …

How To Respond To Criticism

Stop doing everything. Don’t say anything or be anything. Get as small as you possibly can without disappearing. Don’t exist. Or keep existing, but …

Of Course YA Books Can Be Complex

To use just one example, Stacey Donovan's Dive neatly dismantles the argument that fiction for teens can't also be serious, messy, thought-provoking literature.<p>Young-adult fiction, Ruth Graham argues at <i>Slate</i>, is escapist, intended for "instant gratification and nostalgia." Its books lack …

“How Not to Be Wrong”: What the literary world can learn from math

A poet-mathematician offers an empowering and entertaining primer for the age of Big Data<p>Laura Miller<p>June 8, 2014 10:00pm (UTC)<p>Jordan Ellenberg's "How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking" is a miscellaneous romp through the world of quantitative reasoning. You can tell just how …

5 Ways To Create Three-Dimensional Characters

No matter how interesting or innovative your writing might be, a story without three-dimensional characters can quickly fall flat. There are many …

Do You Make These 5 Surprising Short Story Mistakes? - Writer's Relief, Inc.

Although a “mistake” is always in the eye of the beholder, there are a few common weaknesses that we regularly see in short stories by new authors …

Where my brain is: Book writing resources – Lemon and Raspberry | Amy Teegan

<b>5</b> Flares <b>5</b> Flares ×<p>So …. I have this problem where when I get interested in a topic I dive in headfirst and consume every single thing I can possibly …

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Catching Time to Write or Making Time?

Sounds like the difference between those of us who jump right in and write and those who plan and pre-plot first -- pantser or plotter?<p>The moment …

9 Contemporary Authors You Should Be Reading

Despite rumors about the death of the literary novel, there's never been more fantastic literary fiction and non-fiction being produced. As readers, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the flood of well-crafted books demanding our attention.<p>Don't despair, however; in celebration of HuffPost's 9th …

What Poets Know That Most Writers Don't

This guest post is by Susan Chambers. Susan is a trivia buff, blogger, and reader of all things from smut to Spenser. After focusing on writing and …

Why Writing Is Good for Your Health

Years ago, when I was in college, I wrote poetry—not good poetry, but impassioned writing, pouring out my hopes, pain, frustrations, and aspirations, …

Writing Runs the World · Guardian Liberty Voice

The world runs on writing. Ever since that first caveman figured out how to record the day’s deeds by scratching marks on the wall of his home with a …

Advice for Writers

Below you will find a number of posts I have written to help both established and aspiring authors improve their fiction writing skills and advance …

700 Free eBooks: Fiction, Poetry & Non-Fiction for Kindle, iPad & Other Devices

If you’re looking for a free read today, let us turn your attention to our collection, 800 Free eBooks for iPad, Kindle & Other Devices. Arendt, …

Academic writing and the grammar of words - Oxford University Press

<i>Julie Moore, a lexicographer for the new Oxford Learner’s Dictionary of Academic English, looks at the benefit of using dictionary skills in academic</i> …

Amazon + Twitter = AmazonCart | Lisa Angelettie

Did you know that many authors love Twitter and many have a pretty large following on Twitter? Well Amazon has recently introduced a new feature …

Social Media

Public Relations news and marketing in the age of social media

Content Marketing<p>Infographic: Tips for creating dazzling marketing videos One size does not fit all when it comes to telling your organization’s …