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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.
grammar rules

Are You Breaking These Grammar Rules?

I enjoyed this infographic and agreeing/disagreeing with the rationale behind the green light to break these grammar rules. And ultimately, isn't language there to be twisted and abused?
structural language

Structural Language Is The Foundation Of A Great Story

When you compare the pace of the "substantial happenings" in your work to best-selling books, does yours hold up? Analyzing the structural language of a New York Times best seller can give you a whole new view of writing and how great stories are put together.
writing career

The Internet Can Be Disastrous For Your Writing Career

The Internet brings unprecedented opportunity, but it can also kill your writing career if you're not careful! Don't let DomainNameInfluence erase the grammar rules you learned in school.
writing rules

What writing rules do you live by (and which ones do you break)?

Knowing writing rules doesn't guarantee you'll produce stellar written work, but aspirational rules can expand your horizons, and practical rules can improve your writing craft.
Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 rules for writing a short story

In his book Bagombo Snuff Box, the famous post-war American novelist Kurt Vonnegut listed these eight rules for writing short fiction. Check them out here!

10 Things New Writers Need to Know

10 Rules for Young WritersThere's only so long you can coast on that first burst of writerly inspiration. Then, if you're serious about writing, reality sets in — and the work begins. For the novices, Michael Nye of The Missouri Review put together a list of things young writers should know from the start. For folks who've been writing a while, it never hurts to be reminded of these rules — as they can just as easily apply to experienced writers. Check out the full article here, or see my summary below.

10 things emerging writers should be aware of early in their career

1. Talent is overrated. Hard work and dedication are the keys to success. 2. Don't be in a rush to publish. Anyone can write. Take your time and get it right!

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