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Copywork to improve own writing

I do it every morning, restricting 30 minutes of copying. After that I analyze the sentences and the paragraphs as pacing. I recommend handwriting it. There is a difference between typing it and writing it down. Ever notice when you’r...

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Name Dilemma

I am in the process of writing a book (although I’m currently weighed down in world building at the moment) and I’m having trouble with the name of the main character. The problem is that I want to use my name. Now, I am aware o...

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Writers who want to be paid are elitists

Well, writers who are paid are the elite, in a way. They’re the ones who have convinced people that their writing is good enough to be paid for. The ones who rely on writing as their sole means of revenue are members of an even more e...

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The Craft vs The Art

Art comes from understanding craft, not the other way around. Click to expand… That’s certainly the very traditional view of art. But I actually think that such discussions aren’t really talking about the process of writin...

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Negative feelings connected with creative writing

Leanne said: ↑ And another problem is that I want to write good stories, but it takes a lot of time. And I cannot write “shit” (sorry for the word), I will rather not write at all. Click to expand… You think Shakespeare ...

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Ode to the Naked

Poetry Sit down or take a stand in this poetry section. Yesterday, 01:11 PM Dedicated Writer Official Member   Join Date: May 2016 Location: Canada Posts: 229 Thanks: 11 Thanks 23 Ode to the Naked Let us recline by sycamoresNaked as we are...

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. what writing process do u use

Originally Posted by Dino_Gonzalez how do u guys tackle a new story? do you make the overall story first. do you write its topic first? do u just write and whatever comes to mind? I really have been wondering if everyone has the same way of...

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Storytelling v. Writing

Steerpike said: ↑ …Americans read, we mostly read for story, not for style. …this argument goes, literature became esoteric, self-regarding and difficult, losing both the storytelling power and the mass readership… Click...

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Government Devotion

No probs Glad to help! How’s the Tier system unfair, if the protag’s father seemed to have worked up the Tiers? Sounds pretty fair to me… Click to expand… I really should have explained the government better. Sorry a...

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Writing to heal

I personally am not into sharing that kind of writing. Even deeply personal work that means the world to us emotionally, connected to the most fragile and precious periods of our lives, is open to criticism, to negative feedback, to being d...

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