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Ray Bradbury said, “Write a short story every week. It’s not possible to write 52 bad short stories in a row.” He might have added that, if you learn what you can from these stories, you’ll be a better writer by the end of that year. If you choose to make some...read more
Great online classes for writers starting every week! Don’t TELL me that! with Leslie Scott Layering: Not Just for Cakes with Chris Redding Writing to Teach: How to’s, Courses, and Instructional Video Scripts with Terri Main Kill Boring Plots with Yvonne Walus Going...read more
There are six universal facial expressions: happiness, sadness, surprise, fear, anger, disgust. They look the same in all cultures. Think about when you are sad. You may be at work and don’t want to talk about it, but you will probably convey the emotion anyway. You...read more
Here it is, the scariest sentence in all of fiction publishing: I’m going to need more showing and less telling. I’m sure if you’ve ever submitted to an editor, agent, or contest at some point you’ve heard “I need you to show me what is happening here, not tell me...read more
What is a character? Can your book’s setting act as a character in the story? What does that even mean? Characters have morals, personality, emotions and mood swings. They want, they feel, they act. Most of all, they influence and plot. Often, they will also change...read more
Although all writers have their own speeds when it comes to their creative process, one desire is prevalent among them—wanting to write a book faster. The aspiration to write a book more quickly could be due to a variety of reasons or circumstances, such as needing to...read more