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10 writing advices I want to give you

Even with a dozen published books to my name, I sometimes need a dose of inspiration when I sit down to write. Above my desk, I’ve posted a paper with various pieces of fiction-writing wisdom I’ve collected over the years. 609 more words

Literature And Writing

NaBloPoMo Day 22 - Venture to the West?

I like this place. A small ‘rotunda’ right on the beach, with tables outside overlooking the sand. It is almost hard to fathom why they have an inside when the location is like this. 398 more words


The Novel "Divergent" and Writing Advice

A short review follows with comments on how the book relates to standard writing advice.

Divergent is one of the current crop of dystopias, perhaps inspired by… 783 more words

Science Fiction

Avoiding Cliches

Cliches are another potential pitfall for writers. While I’m not necessarily as militant as some (I once had a creative writing teacher who wanted us to weed out every last cliche from our writing), cliches, overall, speak to laziness on the part of the writer. 617 more words

Essential writing skills: plugging on, even when it’s boring

One of the biggest challenges in writing is producing even when the well’s apparently run dry. As anybody who’s worked in a newsroom will attest, deadlines don’t wait for the muse. 338 more words


The First Draft of Everything is Shit

Hemingway said that.

Writers have been offering their insights since the first word was written. Here are some of my favorite quotes, pulled from a collection by Cody Delistrat in his article… 465 more words


NaNoWriMo Update: Day 21/Week 3 Recap

Most people say that Week 3 is the most difficult week of NaNoWriMo, but I feel that Week 2 was worse for me. Week 3 started off steady, and the middle section held a high-note as I reached the 50,000 word mark. 298 more words

Creative Writing