Today's post is an excerpt from my book, What's the Story? Building Blocks for Fiction Writing. This is from chapter one, "Characters." Enjoy! Creating Characters We see ourselves in a story’s characters. We see people we know—people we love, people we hate, people we...
There's no right or wrong way to write a poem. There are techniques and methods you can learn, forms and formulas you can choose, and writing exercises or poetry prompts you can use. But if anyone tries to tell you how to write a poem, take it with a grain of salt....
Homophones are words that sound alike but have different meanings. Many homophones also have different spellings, and all too often, people mix them up. The result is an onslaught of misspellings throughout the written universe. Although these mistakes are...
Ready, Set, Write:
A Guide to Creative Writing
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101 Creative Writing Exercises
Explore fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction writing with exercises that stretch your skills and your imagination. You’ll discover tools and techniques that will improve your writing through fun yet practical projects that you can submit and publish. 101 Creative Writing Exercises gives you plenty of practice and fresh ideas. Let the adventure in writing begin!
10 Core Practices for Better Writing
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1200 Creative Writing Prompts
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What’s the Story? Building Blocks for Fiction Writing
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Story Drills: Fiction Writing Exercises
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