Tag: fiction

story check

Your Eight-part Story Check

A fully-developed manuscript will be rich from beginning to end, from the big to the small. How does yours hold up to this eight-part check?
book readers

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?
writing sketches

Develop Your Writing Through Sketches

"Writing sketches" are a way to shape ideas in a short time with minimum effort. Use sketches to capture creative bursts and find the path to finish a story and create a polished final draft.
craft of writing

Counterintuitive Advice On The Craft of Writing

You own all your artistic decisions, so let your heart guide you on your path as you embark on the craft of writing and take your own advice.
topics in writing

Eternal and universal topics in writing

There are universal topics that fuel so many of the stories we love — from war and peace to abandonment and exile. How you manipulate and build on these sources is your creative contribution.
creative leaps

Creative Leaps Are The Lifeblood Of Great Writing

Writing prompts are one way to work your creative-writing muscles — and while scenario-based prompts can help you practice creative leaps, images can sometimes open the door even wider.
writing snippets

Using writing snippets to exercise your creative mind

Writing snippets are practical, creative exercises that let you work on specific elements of your writing and explore styles outside your comfort zone.

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