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A creative way to get into a castle!

Just a quick point, cliche doesn’t inherently mean bad. When it comes to things such as the fine arts (writing, painting, dancing, etc.), I firmly believe that there is no bad idea, only bad execution. But if you want originality, I&#...

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Writing tropes

Cool thread, bd! I agree with yours, as well. Some of mine:“The first draft of everything is shit.” — Ernest Hemingway Nah. Maybe to some, but certainly not to all. For some writers, even, the more they re-draft, the mor...

Short Training for Your Long Game: How Writing Short Stories Can Help You Hone Your Novel-Writing Skills

Even if you’re focused on writing a novel, writing short stories can be a wonderful creativity tool to help you strengthen elements of your fiction, experiment with characters and simply stay loose. Make sure to submit your finished short...

Shasta College Club Looking for Writing Submissions

This is a call for submissions sent to us by the Shasta Community College Creative Writing Club. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS The Shasta Community College Creative Writing Club is proud to announce that we are creating a literary magazine for the 2...

Writers on Writing: Revitalizing the Batman Franchise with Batman Begins

David Goyer, who co-wrote Batman Begins with director Christopher Nolan, reflects on the creative choices he and Nolan made in bringing the darkest of the DC Comics’ characters to life. Christian Bale stars as Batman in Warner Bros. Pict...

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What re the 7 Stages of the Creative Process?

Intention for me is like step six or so. I have to be nearly complete before I say anything, or I’ll start procrastinating. Why Writer’s fail to finish and publish I edit my things, though.Useful, I suppose, though Orna is not...

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What are the 7 Stages of the Creative Process?

Intention for me is like step six or so. I have to be nearly complete before I say anything, or I’ll start procrastinating. Why Writer’s fail to finish and publish I edit my things, though.Useful, I suppose, though Orna is not...

Quotes on Writing: 19 Classic and Contemporary Lessons from Black American Writers

I grew up in Memphis, Tenn., a city steeped history in general—but specifically in Civil Rights history. In the early 20th century, Memphis was the cotton capital of the world, home to industries dominated by (white) landowners and still ...

10 Incredible Writing Superpowers

As a recovering comic book fanboy, I admit it: There are times I wish I had superpowers. As a writer, I admit that I sometimes wish I had writing superpowers. So recently, I opened up the debate on Facebook by asking which writing superpowe...

Getting the Details Right in Your Writing: Myths and Facts About 3 Major Religions

[The Writer’s Digest Annual Conference (August 10-12, 2018) offers everything you need to advance your writing career creatively and professionally.] image from Getty By Jerry Jenkins, Tyler Moss and Brenda Janowitz (respectively) Accurat...

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