Posts tagged writing
Posts tagged writing
Hey Crime Writers - don’t just have your detectives say bland things like “the fingerprints matched” - use correct terminology and make your writing precise. Here’s a cool little fingerprint chart to get you started.
Resources on history in general.
Linked all three pages of general history resources.
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Man, I wish I was going back to school.
In this beginner-friendly four-week intensive workshop, author and editor Steve Weddle reveals the key skills for crafting short fiction to a publishable standard.
A kind follower reminded me of that '7 Cardinal Rules of Life' post going around, and they asked me if I would ever do my take on them (that being, a writerly take). Well, seeing as how I’ve been running a Writer Positivity series for over 100 posts, I thought it would be a fun chance to collect some of my favorite advice!
PS: The above are not meant to be taken as ‘literal’ rules for writing, but rather advice for leading the lifestyle of a writer~ ♥︎
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We’ve done a few author weeks on social media, but this may be our best yet! In honor of Dorothy Parker’s 121st birthday on Thursday, we’re declaring it #dorothyparkerweek across our social media platforms. Be sure to follow our Twitter and instagram for info, updates and giveways. And please join us in this celebration of one of our most beloved writers.
"I hate writing, I love having written." — For her 120th birthday, last year, Mental Floss compiled some of the best, most biting Parker quotes. Read up, then join the Penguin Classics celebration!
I was at the International Typewriter Collectors Convention last week and there she was: The Nickerson Typewriter. My inner geek exploded!
Tomorrow’s stories start in all sorts of places: on the drive to work, or at the movie theater. One constant source of inspiration? The classrooms that tackle NaNoWriMo through our Young Writers Program. YWP educator Daniel Stone shares about the magical experience of writing a novel…
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
The death of Robin Williams has impacted many people my age in a huge way. He made us laugh and feel better about ourselves. He was just someone we always thought would be there and we never expected his life to end in…
No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.
We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.
(Dead Poets Society, 1989)
The Weary Writer’s Guide To Better Blogging
Keeping your author blog current and engaging has many benefits: It improves your site rank in search engines, helps solidify your reputation as a professional writer, strengthens your author platform, and attracts new fans.
But sometimes it’s hard to find the time, focus, and energy to keep your author website’s blog updated regularly with new posts. Here are some tips to help you stay motivated, energized, and on track!
Charles Bukowski's spectacular letter of gratitude to his first patron, the man who had helped him quit his soul-sucking day job at the post office to become a full-time writer.