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Quick Link: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing: How to Build Fantastic Worlds

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Sometimes it seems difficult to create a few words on a page, nevermind a whole world. But if you write fantasy or fiction, world building kind of comes with the job. Not to worry, guest poster Kameron Hurley shares how she builds […]

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Quick Link: What Does It Mean To “Raise the Stakes”?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Have you ever stayed up all night reading, saying to yourself “just one more chapter” or “just one more minute”? These are the type of stories that loop you in and keep raising the stakes so you can’t put the book down […]

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Quick Link: How Not to Crash-land an Ending

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. We spend a lot of time talking about how to start writing but you need to have a strong finish as well. Something that satisfies readers but leaves them wanting more. Sonja Yoerg likes to have very neat and tidy endings, sometimes […]

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Quick Link: How to Finish Your Book

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Do you need a final push to just get your book done? At Pub Crawl, author Julie is facing a publishing deadline and she shares how she manages to set a schedule to just get’er done ~ * ~ How to Finish […]

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Quick Link: Should You Give Up On Your Novel and Write Something New? – by Janice Hardy

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Usually, the problem for me is to ignore the shiny sparkly new story that is begging to be written, but I recognize that not everyone is as impulsive as me (thank goodness!).  So when is the right time to give up on […]

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Quick Link: Acknowledgments: Make Them Awesome

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. My wise old granny always said have an attitude of gratitude and as authors, it is important to acknowledge those who help us. But as an author, you are already creative so make them cool. Head over to Books & Such and […]

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Quick Link: Are You Ready to Conquer Writing Overwhelm?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Kristen Kieffer, on her blog well-storied, breaks down steps to help you from being overwhelmed.  The big takeaway for me was about focus. Because the more focused you are on what your goals are, the clearer your path becomes. ~ * ~ […]

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Quick Link: The blank page – conquering your fears. And a couple of writing prompts

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to start. Roz Morris at Nail Your Novel understands and has kind words to help you overcome. ~ * ~ The blank page – conquering your fears. And a couple of writing prompts By Roz Morris […]

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Quick Link: How Strong is Your Skeleton?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. You need a strong backbone to be a writer. You need one to actually sit and write, and yet another to hold your story straight. A new site to check out, Two Drops of Ink: A Literary Blog. There Michelle Gunnin discusses […]

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Quick Link: How to Just Start When it Comes to Writing

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I have been a big fan of the Pomodoro Technique for a long time. The short version is that you do your best work when you are refreshed, usually in the first 15 – 30 minutes of a task. So by scheduling […]

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Quick Link: The Secret of a Successful Mystery: Making the Reader a Participator

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Although this article on Writers Helping Writers is geared towards the mystery genre, the wisdom that is shared really applies to all types of stories. The best reads are the ones that suck you in and won’t let you out until you […]

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Quick Link: The Basics of Show Don’t Tell

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I know, I know. We share a lot of “show don’t tell” posts. But in my defence, I think it is one of those subjects that seems easy until you try and do it and this is a really great post by Julie […]

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Quick Links: Lesser-Known Character Archetypes

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. There are certain characters you need in a story. You need a protagonist and antagonist of course, but you also need supporting characters as well.  Over at Writers Helping Writers, Becca Puglisi shares some other character archetypes that can add to your […]

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Quick Link: How to Keep Readers Happy When Your Character’s Unlikeable

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Have you read or seen Gone Girl? That is the kind of character you kind of like to hate. It is a different type of character but one that can be really interesting if done well. Holly Brown shares her thoughts on […]

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Quick Link: Ten Crazy Realities About Writing a Sequel

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Do you write with the knowledge of a possible sequel in your head or are you one of those authors that waits to see if there is some success with your story and then worry about a sequel? I believe that you […]

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