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Background ambiance/sounds for writing

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Can you be a writer but not be a reader?

Edgelordess said: ↑ I think I learn better from watching than I do reading. When I was taking a course in creative writing, I felt obligated to copy the techniques in the short stories we had to read for that course. (There was more readi...

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Can’t view member profile page

This isn’t a bug, more of something that bugs me from time to time. Some members have their privacy settings such that if you try and visit their pages, you get this: I understand the desire for privacy, but since we can a) leave blan...

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Sub-plot to main plot?

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One poem?

From Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–89) Heaven—HavenA nun takes the veil I HAVE desired to goWhere springs not fail,To fields where flies no sharp and sided hailAnd a few lilies blow. And I have asked to beWhere no storms come,Where the gr...

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Most commonly mispronounced word even among smart people?

I have to go with “divisive.” It’s pronounced, “dih-VYE-sive,” but I often hear people say, “dih-VIH-sive.” Stephen A Smith, the most famous ESPN analyst pronounces it this way. Also heard the male ...

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What has been your most intense writing frenzy?

I had a moment of complete obsession a few weeks back. After being stuck writing no more than 500 words a day for several weeks, I found myself alone for the weekend (well, thursday-monday morning). I had just been reading an article on beh...

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What are some of your beginning mistakes in creating a first draft (trial and error)?

Drop the point of the story in the first page. I tend toward Aesops – albeit complicated, strangely philosophical ones – and I have a nasty habit of accidentally dropping the moral of the tale in the first few paragraphs. I also...

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Thinking of building an app for novelists, thoughts?

I agree with ChickenFreak. Alternatively, look for markdown editor which feature a document organizer. There should already be a few that do what you want. Also, there are quite a few note-taking applications that can be used in that way. O...

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Tricky Words

Got any words that trip you up with their usage or spelling? Feel free to share them here whenever they come up in your writing. I’ll start: Smoky. I always want to write smokey, but that’s incorrect. Smokey is actually the name...

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