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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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How to write short stories

1 How to Write Short Stories A glimpse at the advertising columns of our leading magazines shows that whatever else this country may be shy of, there is certainly no lack of correspondence schools that learns you the art of short-story writing. The most notorious of these schools makes the boast that one of their pupils cleaned up... More

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Card Scott, Orson - Characters and viewpoint

CHARACTERS AND VIEWPOINT BY ORSON SCOTT CARD WRITER S DIGEST BOOKS CINCINNATI, OHIO Characters and Viewpoint. Copyright (r) 1988 by Orson Scott Card. Printed and bound in the United States of America. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means including... More

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Organizing a novel

Organizing a novel This morning I thought I’d mention organizing to write a novel. I start every new project by setting up a folder in My Documents for the project. With Tinker 2, I’ve labeled the folder, oddly enough, TINKER 2. From my desktop I’ve made a shortcut into the folder. Into this folder I make two folders. One is... More

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Frey, James N - How to write a damn good novel (vol 2)

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Beginnings

Boo! Scared you, didn t I? But I also got you to read on to this second sentence. So, even though it was only four characters long, that first line did its job: it served as a hook to bring you into this piece of writing. In that sense, it was a great beginning -- and "great beginnings" are the topic of this, the first installment of... More

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Literary terms

A Glossary of Literary Terms ROBERT HARRIS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COLLEGE VERSION DATE: MAY 22, 1997 To find a particular term, use your browser s Find command (on the Edit menu in Netscape, for example). Note: This file is 102K. Printing it requires about 33 pages with Netscape 3. 0. Adventure novel. A novel where exciting events... More

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There was a cartoon in The New Yorker many years ago in which the female host of a posh party accosts one of her guests: "I ve just learned that you wrote a novel based on somebody else s screenplay. Please leave my house at once. " It s true that novelizations are the antithesis of literature, but when I was a teenager, desperate to... More

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Reusing old stuff

Reusing old stuff by Wen Spencer THere are times when things don t work right where you put them, so you need to yank them back out. I always save everything I write, because 1) it makes me fearless at yanking them back out and 2) often they fit somewhere else with a little tweaking. If you look back a ways, you ll find the original... More

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A quick guide to creating memorable non-player characters

A Quick Guide to Creating Memorable Non-Player Characters by Rich Staats, 1999 http://www. geocities. com/TimesSquare/9329/ staats@alum. mit. edu Gregory bit his tongue, and the blood joined the rain pattering down on his matted hair. The streams trickled annoyingly down his chin as he watched his comrades disappear in a ball of... More

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Huntley, Chris & Philips, Melanie - Screenplay writing

DRAMATICA: A NEW THEORY OF STORY Developed and Written by Melanie Anne Phillips & Chris Huntley SPECIAL ON-LINE EDITION. TABLE OF CONTENTS In support of the on-line writing community, Screenplay Systems Incorporated is providing this special on-line edition of the 450 page book, DRAMATICA: A NEW THEORY OF STORY. How This Book Is... More

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Card, Orson Scott - Characters & Viewpoint (Elements of Fiction Writing)

CHARACTERS AND VIEWPOINT BY ORSON SCOTT CARD WRITER S DIGEST BOOKS CINCINNATI, OHIO

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Paul Schrader - Investigation (screenplay)

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How many chapters

How many chapters in a book? by Wen Spencer On the Forward Motion forum at www. fmwriters. com, a person asks: Is few chapters better? They go on to explain: My novel (now in final edit) currently has 83 chapters even though I m only at about 100,000 words. Many chapters are only a coupla pages long. I think I could merge them down... More

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Ben Bova - The craft of writing science fiction that sells

THE CRAFT OF WRITING SCIENCE FICTION THAT SELLS BEN BOVA Author of Mars and Millenium This book is based on Notes to a Science Fiction Writer, © 1975 and 1981 by Ben Bova The Craft of Writing Science Fiction That Sells. Copyright © 1994 by Ben Bova. Printed and bound in the United States of America. All rights reserved. ISBN... More

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Lovecraft, H.P - Notes on writing weird fiction

Notes On Writing Weird Fiction Notes On Writing Weird Fiction by H. P. Lovecraft My reason for writing stories is to give myself the satisfaction of visualising more clearly and detailedly and stably the vague, elusive, fragmentary impressions of wonder, beauty, and adventurous expectancy which are conveyed to me by certain sights... More

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Dialogue

Writing convincing dialogue is one of the hardest things for new writers to master. In fact, it s so rarely done well in any form of fiction that when it is done right, people rally around it. The movie Pulp Fiction, Terry McMillan s novel Waiting to Exhale, and the TV series My So-Called Life were all remarkable in large part... More

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Rhetoric

A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices ROBERT HARRIS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COLLEGE VERSION DATE: AUGUST 19, 1997 This book contains definitions and examples of more than sixty traditional rhetorical devices, all of which can still be useful today to improve the effectiveness, clarity, and enjoyment of your writing. Note: This book was written... More

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