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READY, SET, WRITE:
A Guide to Creative Writing
The first time I heard the advice "show, don't tell," I was young and it confused me. Show what? Isn't writing all about telling a story? At the time, I shrugged it off as some...
This post contains affiliate links that earn commissions from qualifying purchases. When we're writing, we run into a lot of technical issues. Where do the quotation marks go?...
It's easy to think of poetry as soft, flowery, and convoluted. It's the stuff of Shakespeare, greeting cards, and children's books. It's precious, sweet, and erudite. But some of...
Today's fiction writing exercise is an excerpt from my book, Story Drills: Fiction Writing Exercises, which imparts lessons and techniques on the craft of storytelling and...
As storytellers, we often look for ways to make our characters as lifelike as possible: we give them internal struggles, external goals, difficult challenges, and hard choices to...
Poetry is the most artistic and liberating form of creative writing. You can write in the abstract or the concrete. Images can be vague or subtle, brilliant or dull. Write in...
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Ready, Set, Write:
A Guide to Creative Writing
Ready, Set, Write: A Guide to Creative Writing takes you on a tour through various forms of writing, tools of the trade, creativity techniques, and practical tips for writing. Plus, there are plenty of writing projects and activities for you to explore as you stretch and tone your writing muscles.
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