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How the hell do I take a fiction scene or idea, to a novel?

Fallow said: ↑ Cool scenes aren’t stories. Click to expand… This is absolutely true. I’m a huge fan of a great scene, but if I were to see my favorite scenes (from book, show, or film) out of context I wouldn’t be ...

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Afraid Of Loosing My Creative Hunger, Dont Know What To Do

It’s hard to give advice without knowing more. The first thing I’d want to know is, do you have a safety net? Someone you could live with for a while, who would feed you and not charge rent, without demanding anything of you? It...

The Differences Between a Crime Novel, Mystery Novel and Thriller Novel

Every writer’s job is to give the reader what she wants in a way she doesn’t expect. [Like this quote? Click here to Tweet and share it!] (And it’s wise to remember that every agent and editor is foremost a reader, too.) One of the fi...

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What Books On Writing Have You Read or Bought?

This is what I have next to me in hard copy. Yes, I have multiple copies of some just to have volume revisions. I don’t think every book is listed because I know I have more Strunk & White around here somewhere. (I have 4 or 5 cop...

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How do you build a following?

Thanks, @K McIntyre, for the spousal plug. Actually, she is the one that bought us matching “Ask me about my book” tee shirts. And people actually do ask. I have found social media, especially facebook, to be a powerful tool for...

The Science of Story Ideas: How to Awaken Your Brain’s Creative Superpowers

The brain is not only designed to think, it loves to think—and there are specific ways you can summon and maximize your brain’s ingenuity to generate better story ideas. Here are seven superpowers you already have under your thinking ca...

The Writer’s Dip: Should You Quit Your Current Writing Project?

How do you know if you should quit your current writing project or keep at it? Learn why quitting the “wrong things” may be the only way to achieve your wildest writing goals. I think I know why you’re here… You have this unquenchab...

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Do You Talk to Your Characters?

Do you interact imaginatively with your characters? If so how so? And how do they contribute to your understanding of them and their stories? Feedback for the first scene in one of my stories in the Workshop (https://www.writingforums.org/t...

Writing the Surreal: A Conversation with Author Steve Kissing

[Enter your finest self-published work into the Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards!] “The term ‘surreal’—we use it to describe the very best and the very worst experiences in our lives—both the highlights and the horrib...

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...

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