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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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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...

Productive Procrastination: 7 Creative Activities to Distract Yourself from Writing

Procrastination can be a writer’s worst enemy. But here, Jenna Blum rethinks her approach to self-distraction and shares seven creative ways writers can productively procrastinate. By Jenna Blum Procrastination: as endemic to and dreaded ...

“How do you get into writing comics? Write a comic.” Eisner-Nominated Alex de Campi Talks Comics, Prose & Multidisciplinary Creative Work

Acclaimed comic book and graphic novel writer, columnist, and filmmaker Alex de Campi shares her secrets for getting into writing comics, working with comics artists, tackling multidisciplinary creative projects, and more. Alex de Campi is ...

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Writing Death Scenes

A lot of people agonize, quite understandably, over how to write a good love (or sex) scene. But in this thread I thought it might be good to discuss how to write a good death scene. For the purposes of discussion I would prefer to focus on...

100 Writing & Publishing Tips from the 2018 Writer’s Digest Annual Conference

The 2018 Writer’s Digest Annual Conference was a roaring success. Literary agents, veteran and debut authors, editors, publishers and more shared their greatest writing tips on improving your craft, getting published, and building your wr...

4 Benefits of Joining a Writing Group

At the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference (starting next week!), we’ll hear from authors, agents, editors, screenwriters and all manner of other writerly experts about strategies for finishing your book, getting published, building your ...

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Writing a Story from Female vs. Male First-Person Perspective – A Lot Different?!

LastMindToSanity said: ↑ Well, I think the attitude of your characters should reflect their role in the story. I mean, you wouldn’t write a healer that likes to stab people and expect our readers to take it seriously. Click to expan...

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