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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 430

For today’s prompt, write an annoyance poem. It could be about a small annoyance (like the power shutting off here for a few hours this morning). Or it could be about an annoyance that is somewhat more significant. Maybe it’s hair that ...

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 429

For today’s prompt, write a direction poem. Of course, there’s north, east, west, south; backward and forward; up and down. But direction could also equate to stage directions, parental directions, and any number of other interpretation...

7 Cardinal Publishing Rules—And Why You Might Want to Break Them

You’re so lucky to know everything to make your book a success. I wish I knew what you did. When I read the message, I laughed to myself and wondered how to respond. I admit it. I’m not the typical first-time author. As the CEO of libra...

Interview: The Oscar-Nominated Writers Behind The Disaster Artist (Part Two)

Screenwriters Michael Weber and Scott Neustadter describe their creative process and the decisions that went into writing their Oscar-nominated comedy, The Disaster Artist. Screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber, THE DISASTER ARTI...

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On trying to get your first book published…

No, I’m not done yet with my first novel. I’ve written about 75% of the manuscript, but after reading some articles/blog posts on the internet, I have some questions. 1) Is it really a bad thing to try to get your first written ...

The Art of the Paragraph: Internal Monologues in Fiction

Paragraph writing in fiction doesn’t follow traditional rules. Like storytelling itself, it is artistically liberated, and that liberation gives it the potential to contribute to the story’s aesthetic appeal. Paragraphs build a story se...

The Art of the Paragraph: How to Write Dialogue in Fiction

Paragraph writing in fiction doesn’t follow traditional rules. Like storytelling itself, it is artistically liberated, and that liberation gives it the potential to contribute to the story’s aesthetic appeal. Paragraphs build a story se...

The Art of the Paragraph: Informative Paragraphs in Fiction

Paragraph writing in fiction doesn’t follow traditional rules. Like storytelling itself, it is artistically liberated, and that liberation gives it the potential to contribute to the story’s aesthetic appeal. Paragraphs build a story se...

The Art of the Paragraph: Descriptive Paragraphs in Fiction

Paragraph writing in fiction doesn’t follow traditional rules. Like storytelling itself, it is artistically liberated, and that liberation gives it the potential to contribute to the story’s aesthetic appeal. Paragraphs build a story se...

The Art of the Paragraph: Single-Sentence Paragraphs in Fiction

Paragraph writing in fiction doesn’t follow traditional rules. Like storytelling itself, it is artistically liberated, and that liberation gives it the potential to contribute to the story’s aesthetic appeal. Paragraphs build a story se...

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