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Where next.

Originally Posted by luckyscars I hear this all the time — not usually, it must be said, from people who are otherwise sensible. I think it’s something that people generally use to provoke reactions rather than discussions. What...

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New Setting?

And as someone who is familiar with Tokyo, I second @Scarlet-MagicianX26. Japan in particular. I mean, yes, you can see the layout of the area from Google Maps. But did you know, for example, that many shops in Japan don’t have street...

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Case Study: Investible Character In Medias Res

How do you start a story in media res, but ensure that your audience is fully invested in that character? It’s a bit of a trick. My recent short story attempts that. A young woman is brought out of cryogenic stasis at the same time a seri...

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Question

I don’t think that’s a good question, because to tell a story is different from to write a story, and writing is directly dependent upon how early your country’s educational system starts teaching literacy. In the UK they ...

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Use of Bold, italic and underline in dialog?

If I’m publishing short-stories to the internet, or in book format with self-publishing, than I’ll have to be my own editor. If I am forced to employ self-publishing, because editors and publishers don’t like the way I wan...

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How to describe a voice?

I have a cheat sheet that I use when I get caught in a bind onhow a voice should sound. Hope it helps. : Hola! You can call me J.This blog was created in the hopes that I could help out the writers of Tumblr. It will consist of helpful rebl...

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Beyond the Fields We Know

The ‘otherworld’ is my main interest and though I’ll admit a large part of this is escapism, the exploration of an ‘ideal’ realm, I’m also interested in thresholds and the interaction of the fantastic wit...

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George Orwell’s 5 Rules for Effective Writing

Hey folks. I did a quick search and it doesn’t appear the following has been shared before. Here is an essay written by George Orwell. A guideline for preventing common errors in written language. I have found it very helpful: Politic...

Short Story Contest Entry: Election Day

Today we have another entry received for the Writers Forum 2020 Short Story Contest. Since the contest judges are supposed to be judging the entries without knowing who wrote them, the author’s names will be withheld until after the w...

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Finding a writing coach

I didn’t get much out of my previous experience with writing coach. It was profoundly disappointing after struggling to explain my story and trying to articulate the multiple issues I felt with the process I was given suggestions where st...

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