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How to Give & Receive a Writing Review

So your good friend just handed you a manuscript of their first book. They look at you with those hopeful eyes filled with excitement as they practically shake with anticipation in lieu of your feedback. 988 more words

Literary

World Building (An Intro)

Sometimes those of us who have been gifted with the beautifully written literature of our favorite authors cannot fathom the amount of hard work, sacrifice and loss of sanity that goes into what we read. 1,369 more words

Literary

WriteTip: Planning for Writing - Part 1

One thing I’ve learned from experience is that it’s vital that you plan before you begin writing a long piece of fiction. There’s nothing worse than coming to a point in a story and realising you have no idea where to go next! 491 more words

Character

Show Me How to Show!

Approximate read time: 4-5 minutes

The tl;dr version of this post: READ THE EMOTION THESAURUS BY ANGELA ACKERMAN. There is not a single writing book I have gotten more out of.  862 more words

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Setting

A tool topic.

Compelling – that’s what we want, what a reader wants. To visit a compelling place while in the confines of a book . 486 more words

Italo Calvino and the Style of a Literary Automaton

What would be the style of a literary automaton? I believe that its true vocation would be for classicism. The test of a poetic-electronic machine would be its ability to produce traditional works, poems with closed metrical forms, novels that follow all the rules.

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Editorial

Character Building: Enneagram

This won’t be a very long post, but I think it will be helpful for those of you who are also writers.

I don’t believe that people can be strictly categorized into one type or personality or another, however, I do think there are overriding tendencies we each have. 169 more words

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