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Writer Friends & Stars – The Similarities #SundayBlogShare #NaNoWriMo18 #Writers — BlondeWriteMore

Writer friends are special human beings. As I am battling my way through NaNoWriMo and having to call on my writer friends for encouragement, I thought I would dedicate a post to writer friends everywhere. Here’s a list of similarities between writer friends and stars: via Writer Friends & Stars – The Similarities #SundayBlogShare #NaNoWriMo18 #Writers… Continue reading Writer Friends & Stars – The Similarities #SundayBlogShare #NaNoWriMo18 #Writers — BlondeWriteMore

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Baking Cakes & Writing Stories – The Similarities #SundayBlogShare #Writers #Writing — BlondeWriteMore

Our stories are like the cakes we bake. Some of us plan our cake making projects with military precision. We stick rigidly to the recipe and put in hours of ingredient preparation. Whilst the rest of us stare at the food cupboard, listen to the gurgle of our gut and chuck in any ingredient that […]… Continue reading Baking Cakes & Writing Stories – The Similarities #SundayBlogShare #Writers #Writing — BlondeWriteMore

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The Stagnant Writer — All The Way YA

Remember the days when you thought you knew everything? I’m not talking about when you were a teenager, I mean in your writing life. I remember those days fondly, where I sat at my laptop and forged ahead, unafraid of making mistakes, of using adverbs, of using the same descriptor for every character. Too many […]… Continue reading The Stagnant Writer — All The Way YA

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How To Survive The Challenging First Draft #Writer #AmWriting #FirstDraft — BlondeWriteMore

In my experience there are different types of first drafts: The Gushing First Draft. There are stories which will quite simply gush out of you. Words will pour onto the page and before you know it there will be a rough manuscript staring back at you. If you are reading this and are new to […]… Continue reading How To Survive The Challenging First Draft #Writer #AmWriting #FirstDraft — BlondeWriteMore

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Fiction Writing Exercises: Narrative Arcs — K. D. Dowdall

Fiction Writing Exercises: Narrative Arcs https://www.writingforward.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/fiction-writing-exercises-narrative-arcs.jpg by Melissa Donovan | Jul 19, 2018 | Fiction Writing Exercises | 0 comments Fiction writing Exercise Narrative Arcs Narrative arcs: a fiction writing exercise. Today’s fiction writing exercise is an excerpt from my book, Story Drills: Fiction Writing Exercises. This one focuses on story structure and examines narrative… Continue reading Fiction Writing Exercises: Narrative Arcs — K. D. Dowdall

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Three Secrets to Great Storytelling! — K. D. Dowdall

3 SECRETS TO GREAT STORYTELLING as presented on Writer’s Digest. I found this article by Steven James helpful in forming the structure of scenes. (this is a re-blogging from 2014 but I thought it deserved a revival now, because it is simple, straightforward, and to the point.) As a novelist and writing […] via Three Secrets… Continue reading Three Secrets to Great Storytelling! — 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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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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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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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