Do My Personal Statement

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Personal statement dilemma

Hello!! I hope that everyone is doing well. I am currently in the process of writing my personal statement and would really appreciate some guidance. Unfortunately , I have this thing about me in which I am unable to continue on with my wri...

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What am I doing wrong?

LexStorm said: ↑ … and I’m putting a lot into the world building part but things still seem the same. Click to expand… I feel like this statement here is telling. Whether you build a world for your story or a story for y...

My Top 3 things about being a Summer School Ambassador

February 1, 2019, by Issy My Top 3 things about being a Summer School Ambassador In 2018, I worked as a UoN Summer School ambassador for 2 weeks, based at Florence Boot Hall on University Park Campus. It was an experience I’m so glad I wa...

The 30 Book Challenge: Responding to Marie Kondo and Tidying Up

Are you ready for the 30 book challenge? If you haven’t seen it on social media yet, there’s a new meme making the rounds related to Marie Kondo and her Tidying Up show on Netflix. Apparently, she feels people ideally should have fewer ...

Inside the Mind of a Villain: 8 Journeys and Motives Behind Evildoers, Antiheroes & Antagonists

By Dustin Grinnell Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him. —Fyodor Dostoyevsky Whenever we learn of an unspeakable crime, an incomprehensible act, there are questions. Chief amon...

Dear SLN: Will One Bad Grade Ruin My Academic Future?

“Will one bad grade jeopardize my academic future?” The short answer? Probably not. Dear SLN is an advice column for students who are a looking for no bullshit answers to tough questions. If you have a question, hit us up on Facebook,...

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Writing Compared with Other Pursuits

You’ve compacted so much together here that I want to separate it to make it easier to deal with. Stories take longer to understand and appreciate largely because they’re a time-based medium. So are movies and music. They pass b...

Vintage WD: Must the Novelist Crusade?

In this February 1970 Writer’s Digest article, Eudora Welty argues that, “Fiction is not meant to be a disguise for propaganda. A story should speak for itself as a story.” By Eudora Welty Writer’s Digest, February 1970 Not too long...

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Scene changes

Here’s something I copied many years ago from the internet. I can’t locate it again, so I can’t give attribution. That’s unfortunate, but perhaps this excerpt might be helpful to you. QUOTEI received a lot of complim...

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Dialogue things

Bakkerbaard said: ↑ Through the reading I used to do I know what a written dialogue is suppose to look like, with an indent here and a tag there.Through several Youtube clips I’ve come to understand some of the rules, but a few thin...

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