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How to write good

How To Write Good We don t know where this came from, but some is derived from William Safire s Rules for Writers 1. Always avoid alliteration. 2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with. 3. Avoid cliches like the plague--they re old hat. 4. Employ the vernacular. 5. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc. 6.... More

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Building tension

Building tension by Wen Spencer I was just going to introduce the monster with “something hit Tinker” but then I thought it would be best to build the tension by having the “something is near” and lead, step by step up to the monster’s attack. Giving the bodyguards foresight worked well, especially making it seem that some... More

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Making good characters

Making Good Characters by Wen Spencer A member of Forward Motion asked: What makes a good character, one that is interesting to read. I took this to mean "want makes a strong, memorable" character. I have found that characters that are done in bold strokes are the best. Not to say over the top, so goody goody or straight evil with... More

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Fixing as you go

Fixing as you go by Wen Spencer A question on file management triggered someone to comment that in their first draft, they don t worry about those little red and green lines under their words that indicate that things are spelled wrong or not correct grammar. I posted the following words of caution that boil down to this: been there,... More

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Rpg - writing good scenarios

Writing Good Scenarios Writing RPGA adventures, or in fact any roleplaying adventures, is not always an easy thing to do. It may look simple, but the difficulties come in the execution. This document will try to help you through the difficult parts, and give you some tips on things to do and things not to do. First, some terms. A... More

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Against a rhetoric f the unspeakable in holocaust writing

Rethinking “After Auschwitz”: Against a Rhetoric of the Unspeakable in Holocaust Writing Naomi Mandel 1. Just What Part of “Auschwitz” Don’t We Understand? When Theodor Adorno situated contemporary culture “after Auschwitz,” he coined a phrase that has been accumulating significance and intensity as this culture moves on... More

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Kress, Nancy - Beginnings, Middles & Ends

BEGINNINGS, MIDDLES AND ENDS

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Creative Writing Course

FREE FIRST STEPS WRITING COURSE [Creative Writing Home Page] Lesson 1 What is Creative Writing? Lesson 2 Making A Writer Out Of You Lesson 3 Making A Better Writer Out Of You! How it Works and What Next! Introduction to the Creative Writing Course Register for the Course Now [Contact Me] [New Zealand Enterprise Centre] [Our shopping... More

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Point of view

New writers are often baffled when trying to choose a point of view for their stories and novels. But, actually, the choice is easy. Over ninety percent of all modern speculative fiction is written using the same POV: limited third person. "Third person" ("she did this; he did that") means the story is not told in first person ("I... More

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How to write science fiction and fantasy

How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy by Orson Scott Card Contents Introduction 1 The Infinite Boundary What is, and isn t, science fiction and fantasy, and by whose standards: publishers , writers , readers . What basic concepts and approaches qual ify a story as true speculative fiction, and how SF and fantasy differ from one... More

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Capturing voices for characters

Dialog -- Capturing voices for characters by Wen Spencer I got a question posed to me: Hi Wen. You keep mentioning that you answer questions on writing, I thought I d ask one here. How do you manage to write different "voices"? Reading your dialogs, I can usually tell what Ukiah said as compared to what Rennie or Max said (even... More

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Naming characters

Naming Characters by Wen Spencer Someone asked for help to name their heroine. This is how I answered them. I hate naming characters. Luckily main character names usually just "come" to me. Secondary characters, however, are a huge fight. Usually if I have other characters already named, the first thing I do is look to see what... More

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Frey, James N - How to write a damn good novel (vol 1)

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Ansen Dibell - Plot (Elements of fiction writing)

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Lisle, Holly - Writing fiction for love and money (Mugging the Muse)

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Dealing with reader knowledge

Dealing with Reader Knowledge by Wen Spencer Is it really stupid to go down into the basement with whatever light source you can find? Think about, you re sitting at home and the lights go off. What s wrong? You could just sit there and hope the lights come on, or you start trying to find the nearest light source. Ah here s a... More

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Query letter

Query letter by Wen Spencer Ahhh, the query letter. Source of much confusion and frustration. People get worked up over how hard this seems, but really, if you sell the book, this is just the beginning. Everyone you talk to, every place that want details on your book is going to want you to keep it short. The query is just a... More

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7 tips for writing a novel

7 tips for writing a novel Have you always wanted to write a novel? Do you see the story in your head but find yourself uncapable of getting it all out on paper? Do you begin excitedly writing and then get burnout almost before you ve evn began? If it all seems overwhelming maybe the following suggestions will help you become more... More

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