creative writing

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...

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 ...

The Pros and Cons of Binge Writing

Lynn Dickinson explores the positives and not-so-positives of being a binge writer. Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! Are you a Binge Writer? Or a Drip Writer? You know the metaphor. Binge writers tackle projects sp...

7 Research and Writing Tips for Setting a Book in Another Country

My newest novel, The Storyteller’s Secret, alternates settings between modern day and 1940’s India. Although I had not traveled to India recently, I knew how critical it was to get the setting and culture correct, so I was forced to be ...

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