Inspiring, informative, amusing, entertaining wisdom and quotes from top writers in all genres. General Tips • Ernest Hemingway: Use short sentences and short first paragraphs. These rules were two of...
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25 Things Writers Should Stop Doing (Right Fucking Now)
The List of 100 is a powerful technique you can use to generate ideas, clarify your thoughts, uncover hidden problems or get solutions to any questions.
The snowflake method of writing a novel is a scientific approach to writing a book and was invented by Randy Ingermanson, an award-winning author of fiction. This method shows how to write a novel that resembles how a mathematical snowflake is create...
Creating characters isn't easy. In fact it's one of the hardest and most essential jobs in writing. For first time authors struggling to build characters with real life and vigour, here is our guide.
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Writing character profiles is an easy way to invent characters and to come up with short story ideas or start a novel outline. Use these helpful questionnaires to begin.
You can describe your character's feelings in more exact terms than just "happy" or "sad." Check these lists for the exact nuance to describe your character's intensity of feelings.
We round up 25 nuggets of writing wisdom from Kurt Vonnegut, Margaret Atwood, Joyce Carol Oates, Augusten Burroughs, Geoff Dyer, Steven Pressfield, and more.
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Adjectives -- descriptive words that modify nouns -- often come under fire for their cluttering quality, but often it's quality, not quantity, that is the issue. Plenty of tired adjectives are available to spoil a good sentence, but when you find jus...
A list of some of the most common grammatical errors that routinely make it into print.