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prewriting creative writing techniques.

Do you use techniques such as word association? I think its a good way to freewrite more easily. In fact I like how it helps some writers “use” the subconcious. One such book I own on the topic is everyday creative writing panni...

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On creative writing and psychology.

An interesting topic, though not exactly about writing. I’ve heard about all kinds of personality mapping, usually with the numbers 4, 6 or 8 attached. I’ll be sure to look into “the big five”. In my experience...

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Why creative writing is a self serving lie and I want to stop wanting to write

Hi. If you stare into the abyss and all that… And so for the past half a year I’ve been descending into the abyss as an exceptional opportunity to ruminate my life has been practically forced upon me. One of the conclusions I came t...

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Writing two stories at once: Good Idea or Bad Idea?

I think it’s down to personal choice. Like many things the best answer is “it depends”. Some people lose focus if they try and write two or three things at once and others get tired of sticking to one thing all the time. Personally I ...

Keeping the Writing Faith: How to STOP Writing

The following article is the third in a five-part series of articles by Jennifer Haupt. In this installment, she discusses why it’s sometimes beneficial to stop writing—that is, to step back from your work-in-progress in order to main...

The Writer’s Digest Annual Conference: 4 Sessions to Help Refresh and Rejuvenate Your Writing

Tap into the wisdom of professionals and get inspired with Writer’s Reserve, a brand new writing track at the Writer’s Digest Conference to help you find inspiration and rejuvenate your writing. The latest addition to our other offering...

5 Ways an Author Blog Could Kill Your Writing (and What to Do Instead)

Writers: There is a a good chance you don’t need an author blog. Static author websites are great, and you’d be crazy not to have one. But starting an author blog is a different (and often tragic) story. In fact, your author blog might...

Great Expectations: How Re-Evaluating Your Writing Goals Can Help You Achieve Success

Here, William Kenower relates the story of a unique writer who began her journey with no expectations. The experience demonstrated how rethinking your writing goals and asking yourself what you really want to write can help you achieve succ...

How Freud’s Fundamental Rule of Psychoanalysis Applies to the Writing Experience

How does Freud’s fundamental rule of psychoanalysis apply to the life of a writer? DeSales Harrison explores how his former training as a psychoanalyst helped him craft his novel—and the writing process in general. The Inexhaustible Wei...

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Creative non-fiction

areasland said: ↑ Non-fiction is the facts presented in a way the intended demographic is going to understand. Click to expand… That is correct. I think what may be confusing you is maybe you’re thinking “creative writin...

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