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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.
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Do You Keep A Short Fiction Journal?

Not only does keeping a journal of short fiction keep your creative writing muscles working, harvesting your short fiction might lead to your next great idea for a novel.
creativity when writing

Can You Trigger Creativity?

Sometimes, taking a problem on head-on isn't the most creative solution. Why not try Oblique Strategies, the I Ching, or a coin flip? Changing your mental approach can lead to a side-door solution you didn't see before.
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.
walking as a writing exercise

A good walk may be the best writing exercise there is

Writing is not the best occupation for your health. For most of us, writing involves a lot of sitting, which is why a good walk may be the best writing exercise there is.
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From Book To Film: 10 Great Adaptations

My mission was to list films that aren't the obvious "go to" movies in a "best book to film adaptation" compilation.
writing formats

Six Writing Formats Every Fiction Writer Should Try

Whatever your chosen format as an author – novels, short stories, essays, etc. – trying your hand at others is an excellent writing exercise. Here are six writing formats to consider.

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