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first draft

How To Boil Loads Of Research Down To A First Draft

When you’re writing, it’s easy to become deluged by information, but transforming massive piles of information into a first draft can be simpler than it seems.
writing process

Tons of material and nothing to write?

A book project is big — it'll take a ton of great content and a series of solid connections to get from A to Z. You get there by absorbing and synthesizing material until you have enough puzzle pieces to complete the picture.
found phrases

The Creative Potential Of Found Phrases

Your next bit of brilliant text could be inspired by unexpected sources. Found phrases in music, crosswords, and daily life can be harnessed for your work.
writer's block

Three Flavors Of Writer’s Block (And How To Beat Them)

I believe there are three strains of writer's block, and each calls for a different solution. But they all demand the same resolve: you must never give up.
scene list synopsis

Creating A Scene List Synopsis

If you've written a book synopsis, you probably built it with great scenes in mind. Now’s the time to fill them in and focus on the rhythm of your story.
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.
Dan Poblocki Shadow House

Meet Middle Grade Horror Master, Dan Poblocki

Dan Poblocki published his first Middle Grade horror book, The Stone Child, just over 10 years ago. He took time out of his writing schedule to talk about his creative process, the horror genre, and his favorite horror films.

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