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Dramatica: Why Aren't You Talking About It?

Let me take you on a little journey into a sad, lonely past, where a younger me chased his story ideas in a fashion so poor it can only be accurately understood when compared with the work of Wile E. 815 more words

Writing Tips

The Writers Guide to Deep POV - S.A. Soule

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The Writers Guide to Deep POV by S.A. Soule was an exceptionally helpful read for many reasons, but one of the reasons why I decided to give this book a try was because it is packed with examples! 298 more words


Writing for Kids: 5 tools for success

Join SCBWI. If you don’t know what that is, it stands for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. It’s the professional organization for people who write or illustrate books for children. 421 more words

It's Elementary, My Dear Watson: 2 Ways to Be a Better Observer

According to Barbara Baig, author of How to Be a Writer, writing depends on one thing: observation.  As Marcel Proust once said, “The voyage of discovery is not in seeing new landscapes but in having new eyes.”  Most of us go about our lives in a sort of stupor, only half aware of the physical reality around us.   969 more words


Looking for Ideas? Look to the Shadows

Carrying Darkness

I carry a lot of darkness around. Some of the shadow is the result of past life experience and some of it’s from genetics. 352 more words

Carson Craig's Writing Practice

A Trail in an Enchanted Forest: Leaving Your Reader Gold Coins

Re-reading Roy Peter Clark’s brilliantly practical Writing Tools and stumbled upon a writing strategy I adore:

Writing Tool #23: “Place gold coins along the path: Reward the reader with high points, especially in the middle.” … 387 more words


The Basics of Editing On-Screen

Most of the writers I know do their writing on-screen. Naturally, that means they also do their editing on-screen.

Editing on-screen is, admittedly, not as much fun as editing on paper, when we got to use colored pencils and make arcane hieroglyphic marks that the uninitiated couldn’t translate. 694 more words