An alternate title for this post might be, "Things I Think About Writing," which is to say, these are random snidbits (snippets + tidbits) of beliefs I hold about what it takes to be a writer. I hesitate to say that any of this is exactly Zen (oh how...
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The Amo dictionary contains more than 170 000 words. Searching on the basis of a sequence of letters and jokers is fast and efficient. Excellent for crossword puzzles.
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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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...
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How to plot a novel. Plotting a novel correctly is crucial to keeping the reader. This page tells you what you need to know.
Short fiction is the "garage band" of science fiction, claims Tor Books editor Patrick Nielsen Hayden, so it's time to step on that fuzzbox and thrash as hard as you can without knocking over your mom's weed-trimmer.
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Writer's Block. It sounds like a fearsome condition, a creative blockage. The end of invention. But what is it, really? Part of why Writer's Block sounds so dreadful and insurmountable is the fact that nobody ever takes it apart.
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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...
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