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What a First Draft Isn’t

The American novelist James A. Michener once said: ‘I’m not a very good writer, but I’m an excellent rewriter.’ And Ernest Hemingway is quoted as having said: ‘The first draft of anything is shit’. 820 more words


Writing with Word Count Goals: Pros and Cons

If you’re a writer, you may at some point have set a word count goal for a story you were writing. If you’ve ever been a NaNoWriMo participant, you know the real struggle and pain and the hard-earned reward at the end of the month once you finally reach 50K. 862 more words

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Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

Creativity comes from a multitude of sources. It can be from an image to a dream or a discussion you had with a random stranger or friend. 598 more words


Best. Thing. Ever. | Unplugged #2

I was writing a story over the weekend and I got to a very familiar stage. How to describe emotions. I’m really bad at describing settings and also dialogue tags that aren’t the basic he said, she said. 274 more words