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Tim Knox: The Magic Formula for Great Story Ideas

[embedded content]  By Tim Knox Is there a magic formula you can use to consistently come up with great story ideas for your books? I’m not sure there’s much magic to it, but I’m happy to share with you the formula that I use to come...

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 422

For today’s prompt, write a harmless poem. Some people think all poems are harmless; others know this isn’t true. So, what is a harmless poem? I guess we’ll all work to figure that out with this week’s prompt, eh? ***** Order the Po...

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How do you turn your ideas into plots?

A few thoughts: • Can you write, or even plan a scene if you’re not aware of how a scene on the page differs from one on stage or screen?• Can you write that scene if you’re not aware of what the three issues a reader ...

Weekly Round-Up: Looking Backward, Moving Forward

Every week our editors publish around 10 blog posts—but it can be hard to keep up amidst the busyness of everyday life. To make sure you never miss another post, we’ve created a new weekly round-up series. Each Saturday, find the previo...

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Ambivalence about using the word “girl/girls.”

Carly Berg said: ↑ I just did a quick google search on “gal,” and apparently it was used in the American South to refer to black women/girls, in the same way that the word “boy” was used to refer to grown black men...

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