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How to Write Better Stories — K. D. Dowdall

How to Write Better Stories Posted by Melissa Donovan on April 12, 2018 https://www.writingforward.com/storytelling/how-to-write-better-stories Melissa writes with a wealth of knowledge about how to write better, stronger, and more interesting stories that will capture your reader. Each example gives the writer something to think about and perhaps, will improve each story you want to write… Continue reading How to Write Better Stories — K. D. Dowdall

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Debunking Common Myths About Writing — K. D. Dowdall

Debunking Common Myths About Writing Have you fallen for any of these myths about writing? Posted by Melissa Donovan on April 5, 2018 ·https://www.writingforward.com/ Myths abound in the world of the arts, and writers are not immune to them. Many of us succumb to the fallacies that are floating around about what it […] via Debunking… Continue reading Debunking Common Myths About Writing — K. D. Dowdall

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Ten Myths About Creativity by Melissa Donovan — K. D. Dowdall

reblogged from Writing Forward, by Melissa Donovan on March 6, 2018, https://www.writingforward.com/ (An excerpt from Melissa Donovan’s book, 10 Core Practices for Better Writing.) This excerpt is from “Chapter Nine: Creativity,” which offers insights and tips to help you stay inspired and creative as a writer. The excerpt I’ve […] via Ten Myths About Creativity by… Continue reading Ten Myths About Creativity by Melissa Donovan — K. D. Dowdall

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Word Painting – The Fine Art of Writing Descriptively — K. D. Dowdall

Word Painting – The Fine Art of Writing Descriptively by Rebecca McClanahan (an excerpt from Writer’s Digest, January 2015) Here are four secrets to keep in mind as you breathe life into your characters through description. Description that relies solely on physical attributes too often turns into what Janet Burroway calls the “all-points bulletin.” It […]… Continue reading Word Painting – The Fine Art of Writing Descriptively — K. D. Dowdall

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The 5 Secrets to Developing Better Characters | BookDaily — K. D. Dowdall

The 5 Secrets to Developing Better Characters | BookDaily #AuthorTips By TA Sullivan November 8, 2017 The 5 Keys to Character Development My friend wanted me to attend a writing seminar with her, so I agreed to go. However, the summary said it was geared more for novices, so I didn’t really expect to learn […]… Continue reading The 5 Secrets to Developing Better Characters | BookDaily — K. D. Dowdall

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How to Collect Writing Ideas While You’re Procrastinating Online — K. D. Dowdall

Melissa Donovan writes, “I love the web. In fact, I think it’s the single greatest invention of the twentieth century. It allows people to meet, connect, conduct business, and gather information quickly and easily, all from the comfort of…well, anywhere. It’s also an entertainment mecca. All that art! Music! Films! Literature! And games. The web… Continue reading How to Collect Writing Ideas While You’re Procrastinating Online — K. D. Dowdall

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10 Great 10 Minute Fixes to 10 Common Plot Problems! — K. D. Dowdall

A very helpful post from K. D. Downdall. I have certainly hit a lot of these problems during my writing and these are great solutions. Some years ago, I found this interesting and these helpful fixes to writing problems that I come in handy. Good fiction takes time. You cannot sit down at the keyboard… Continue reading 10 Great 10 Minute Fixes to 10 Common Plot Problems! — K. D. Dowdall

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3 Tips From My Failure As an Author — A Writer’s Path

by Kelsie Engen You’re standing on one mountain summit, and there are fifty miles between the next mountaintop to which you’re expected to jump. Any step you take, any direction, and you’re going to go crashing to the ground, lucky to escape with your life. There will be bruises, broken bones, broken pride, despair, […] via… Continue reading 3 Tips From My Failure As an Author — A Writer’s Path

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This is a great story to read and to listen to. The words are utterly entrancing. https://www.youtube.com/embed/WiHcVmJdh7E?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent From the crypts of memory by Clark Ashton Smith Aeons of aeons ago, in an epoch whose marvelous worlds have crumbled, and whose mighty suns are less than shadow, I dwelt in a star whose course, decadent from… Continue reading

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Ancient vampires in Africa and Asia — Scarlett Memories

§ Asia § “The jumping corpse” was the Chinese version of a vampire, the main difference being that it would pray on the life essence, not necessarily on the blood of flesh. The Chinese vampires also bare the name of “Jiang Shi”, dead with green skin, covered in fungus, that return from beyond to kill… Continue reading Ancient vampires in Africa and Asia — Scarlett Memories