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Jul
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03
Jul

writingbox:

'Head-hopping' is the phrase used for when a writer jumps into different character's heads rapidly, usually within one chapter or scene.

While there are many books are written from the perspective of different characters, they usually only change character at a chapter break where it is clear to…

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Jul
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02
Jul

writersfriend:

By: Lisa Silverman

During my years as a literary agent for both screenwriters and book authors, I received query letters by the thousands. Even small literary agencies are so overwhelmed by the influx that young, inexperienced interns weed through query letters from prospective authors before…

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02
Jul

totalrewrite:

So everyone should know what a Point of View (POV) is. It’s how the story is written, who’s telling it. There are three different POVs, and they are as follows: first, second, and third. Easy, right? If you can count to three, you know your POVs.

First Person

This is when your story is…

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02
Jul
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02
Jul
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27
Apr

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27
Apr

fictionwritingtips:

These basic plots are from the Tennessee Screenwriting Association, but I thought it would be useful to share them with you all. Many writers believe that there are only so many “basic plots” that make up a story, 20 of them to be exact, and that it all depends on how you develop these plots….

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19
Feb

You should read the book that you see someone on the train reading and trying to hide that they’re laughing.

You should read the book that you see someone on the train reading and trying to hide that they’re crying.

You should read the book you find in your grandparents’ house that’s inscribed “To Ray, all my love, Christmas 1949.”

You should read books mentioned in other books.

Over at The Millions, Janet Potter, who has worked in bookstores all over the world for more than a decade, responds to Amazon’s 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime and similar rankings with a beautiful blueprint to the reading life.

Pair with Joseph Brodsky on how to develop your taste in reading.

(via explore-blog)

 
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Nov
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22
Jul

Look at a big, unanswered question in life and chose to answer it in your plot. Congratulations, you have an idea. 

Look at a big, unanswered question in life and chose to answer it in your plot. Congratulations, you have an idea. 

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22
Jul

thewritingcafe:

Basics:

Middle grade age groups:

  • Lower Middle Grade: 7 - 9
  • Middle Grade: 8 - 12
  • Upper Middle Grade: 10 - 14

General Word Counts:

  • Lower Middle Grade: 20k - 25k
  • Middle Grade: 30k - 45k
  • Upper Middle Grade: 40k - 60k
  • Fantasy/Sci-fi: 40k - 75k

Themes and Topics:

  • Upper Middle…
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22
Jul

If you only write when you’re inspired you may be a fairly decent poet, but you’ll never be a novelist because you’re going to have to make your word count today and those words aren’t going to wait for you whether you’re inspired or not.

You have to write when you’re not inspired. And you have to write the scenes that don’t inspire you. And the weird thing is that six months later, a year later, you’ll look back at them and you can’t remember which scenes you wrote when you were inspired and which scenes you just wrote because they had to be written next.

The process of writing can be magical. Mostly it’s a process of putting one word after another.

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