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The Progress Journal of Perseids

New to this site… kind of lost on what to do first, where to look, what to comment on and all that “new” mumbo jumbo. But I guess to matters at hand: I’ve neglected my writing and my passion for writing for about a y...

It’s My Story and I’ll Pitch if I Want To

This week’s writing prompt will do double duty, working on your creative writing skills by reimagining a classic tale and practicing how to sell your story to an agent. Creative Writing Prompt: It’s My Story and I’ll Pitch if I Want T...

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New Member: This is My Story

I joined this forum hoping to find inspiration from writers. You see, I used to write in teens. My creative muse was so intense at the time.However, it appeared I lost it. I can’t seem to conjure a story anymore. I want to write again...

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Mental Health For Writers

LonesomeCowboy said: ↑ 1. I just came out of a long depression of about a year. 2. …my goal was to write my first novel. 3. I am an Earth sciences and wildlife specialist. 4. I would also like to write a few nature books to educate ...

Harlequin Announces Romance Includes You Mentorship Initiative

The Romance Includes You mentorship initiative aims to find new talent and increase diversity and inclusion in romance publishing. Readers want diverse books, and Harlequin is listening. The romance publisher recently announced the new ment...

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Share and Care

Xander17 said: ↑ One key is to enjoy working. Don’t know how it happened, but I have a good work ethic. I’ve enjoyed nearly every job I’ve had since my first one in my pimply-faced teens, even cleaning the university toi...

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Character Outline(s)?

I use a table and have the name and basic info on one cell, and any details I need to remember in another.Also, I’m taking a creative writing course this semester and we have some questions that might help flesh out your character a l...

Using Story Tropes to Subvert Reader Expectations

Debut author Taylor Simonds tells how being aware of the tropes of your genre and turning them upside down can help your work stand out in an oversaturated market. A well-known concept when it comes to books in general expressed by novelist...

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a couple of questions from kunoxian drive

I have no experience with changing habits. I wish I did. I am in need of a psychologist for when I want to stop writing and change habits and go study (3 hours a minimum is required per subject). But it would be the solution of what I need ...

Three Ways to Discover Who Your Characters Really Are

Don’t “create” characters; get to know them instead. John Jamison has used the power of story in various roles—from pastor to brand development consultant—and he has some unique methods for getting to know his characters.  During...

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