creative writing

The Most Dangerous Writing App – Great for Jumpstarting Creative Writing

The Most Dangerous Writing App is a free service that is designed to force you to write without stopping for a preset amount of time. You can set your writing timer for as few as three minutes or as… Read the whole entry at FreeTech4T...

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Are articles a form of creative writing?

nikkimikkilee said: ↑ See above question. Click to expand… It depends who’s speaking, the type of article, and its publishing venue. My college courses defined them differently, and they were in different departments. The creative...

PicLits – Using Pictures to Inspire Creative Writing

PicLits is an excellent site for finding creative writing prompts. PicLits aims to provide inspiration for writing short stories. PicLits tries to reach this goal by providing users with images upon which they can build ...

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Creative Writing for Technical Writers

Hi all,I wondered if anyone had faced similar and had any advice. I’ve wanted to write novels all my life, and from childhood (starting around 8 years old even) through college I started several novels, but I wasn’t serious enou...

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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...

How to Fall in Love with the Writing Process: 6 Questions to Hone Your Creative Workflow

Plots and characters will come and go, but for successful writers, passion for the writing process burns on. Use these 6 questions to transform your creative method from craft into art. Do I love my characters? Do I love my book? More impor...

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 ...

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