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NYS Summer Writers Institute: 5 More Lessons from Skidmore

This second, and final, week of the New York State Summer Writers Institute brings with it a new teacher for my Advanced Fiction course, Paul Harding (Pulitzer Prize winner for  … 992 more words

Novel Writing

Trying to Write Like Your Favourite Author? Just DON'T do it

I tried quite hard to be Evie Wyld for a while. Instead of becoming a contender for the Betty Trask Award, what I ended up with was the sleepy novel equivalent of downing half a bottle of whisky with your Nytol. 390 more words


Finding inspiration, and Keeping It

For some writers, seeking inspiration is like catching a shooting star. It either comes or it does not, or it is found. Others like myself who are quiet and withdrawn have much going on that is not said, and from that forms stories and characters. 262 more words

Indie Writing

Raven's Ramblings and Thursday thoughts on...Covers

Raven on covers. Happy Thursday everyone.

(just love using this, sorry :) )

Remember you can’t let your baby go out into the world naked, even if it started out that way… It needs a cover… 664 more words

Writing Advice

On Writing the Stuff

Mostly what it comes down to with writing is taking your idea and making it as clear as you possibly can.

I don’t know how you get ideas, so I will share my process with you. 2,801 more words

Life Reflections

July Camp NaNo - Day 27 and Winning

Oh, hey, what’s that sound? That’s the sound of this writer winning Camp NaNoWriMo with 100 words to spare!


As you can see by my winner goodies swag right there, I managed to get my wordcount in. 527 more words

Creative WRiting

the-right-writing: Character Questions

(via the-right-writing)

  • What would completely break your character?

  • What was the best thing in your character’s life?
  • What was the worst thing in your character’s life?
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Clothesline Hymns