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Writing Tips: Sharpening Your Mental Pencil

Writing Tips: Sharpening Your Mental Pencil

“I am approaching the heart of this book with two theses, both simple. The first, is that good writing consists of mastering the fundamentals (vocabulary, grammar, the elements of style) and then filling the third level of your toolbox with the right instruments. 1,618 more words

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Strengthen Your Writing: Best Practices for Building a Strong Writing Group

This summer will be the second anniversary of working with my writing group. I’ve worked with a few over the years, and visited so-called “open groups,” but the one I’m currently with has been the one that has stuck together the longest. 1,625 more words

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EDITORIAL ::: Learn to do it right.

Poets, Novelists, Playwrights, Journalists, Song writers, Bloggers, Screenwriters, etc all have one thing in common, The strive for excellence. Whatever the form, as writers, we all want to do it right. 346 more words

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Defining Characters

Defining Characters

By Tessa White

Defining, developing and structuring strong characters can be a long and tricky process. Even so, it is actually one my favorites to do when it comes to writing a story of any kind. 789 more words

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Things to Consider While Writing Your Rough Draft

Things to Consider While Writing Your Rough Draft

By Tessa White 

As writers, we all struggle within ourselves to complete our first draft. It’s grueling work and too many writers quit before they finish. 661 more words

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So you're not the best writer in the world

You’ve written your first book. Maybe it’s a short story, maybe it’s an epic fantasy, perhaps you leaned more toward a gruesome horror tale. Whichever route you took, you’ve penned that masterpiece, took that fateful dive into the tumultuous sea of publishing. 681 more words

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So you're not the best writer in the world

You’ve written your first book. Maybe it’s a short story, maybe it’s an epic fantasy, perhaps you leaned more toward a gruesome horror tale. Whichever route you took, you’ve penned that masterpiece, took that fateful dive into the tumultuous sea of publishing. 694 more words

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