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Of Creativity And Madness

Personal suffering is sometimes cited by artists as a driving force behind their work, turning pain, anxiety, trauma, and hostility into creative expression. We profile a few notable examples in this post.
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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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The Coronavirus: The Elephant In The Room

As a writer, what do you do if your book is set in the present, but the Coronavirus pandemic thwarts your story? Adapt? Ignore? It's a question on a lot of writers' minds. We'd like to hear from you.
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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?
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Why Chapter Breaks Are A Really Big Deal

Take a fresh look at your draft by studying the space between chapters. If your chapter breaks create an unpleasant surprise, you've got them in the wrong places.
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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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