Eleven More Ways To Look At Your Story

The process of developing and polishing a complete draft should be one of the most creative times in a project. This is your final chance to hone your story based on the best of your ideas and refine your style to boost your substance.
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Writing Under Duress

Writing often happens under trying conditions. The right strategies can help you manage stress, fatigue, and distractions to move your writing forward.
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Pick The Best Sentences In Your Favorite Books (and try to match the quality)

What makes a standout sentence to you? Studying works you love can help you focus on writing great sentences that make an impact on your story and your readers.
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Creating Your Own Rules: How To Build A Story World

Rules are weighty and can produce some of the most significant sentences you'll write. They build your story world, immerse your reader, and produce consequences.
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Dramatic Times Call For A Clear Message

Writing about of-the-minute events, politics, and movements can be highly intimidating but deeply necessary. Do the work and make your voice heard.
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Writers’ Stories From Quarantine

I asked the writers in our community how the Covid-19 pandemic was affecting them. The responses range from inspiring to sobering. Here's a sample of what you said.
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Make Readers Stop And Go “Wow!”

Readers will decide what stands out about your writing, but thinking about creating "Wow!" moments helps you focus on writing them. What makes something so special that it stands out?

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