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Creative writers often live in two worlds – the real one and another that is a repository for their creative ideas. Being just a bit eccentric is harmless. In fact, being able to escape from reality to a place where creativity flourishes can be an advantage. This article explores why some creative writers have a slightly eccentric personality.
Published by Susan Jane 62 months ago in Writing & Poetry | +4 votes | 3 comments
Something all writers aspiring to become published should think about before they write a book is whether its concept translates to the book being “marketable”. This is completely separate from the book being “publishable”, but the two things necessarily go hand in hand. For a book to be publishable, it must be of a very high standard in every aspect. This encompasses many elements that make up the finished product. It is the “product” that has to be “ma...
Published by Susan Jane 62 months ago in Writing & Poetry | +2 votes | 1 comments
Writers of fiction, non-fiction – in fact writers of any type – can experience what is commonly referred to as “writers’ block”. Put simply, this is the inability to start writing anything when you sit down at your computer. This article focuses on ways to avoid getting writers’ block by adopting some tactics that could enhance your chances of making each writing session productive.
Published by Susan Jane 62 months ago in Writing & Poetry | +2 votes | 1 comments
Writers of fiction, non-fiction – in fact writers of any type – can experience what is commonly referred to as “writers’ block”. Put simply, this is the inability to start writing anything when you sit down at your computer. This article focuses on ways to avoid getting writers’ block by adopting some tactics that could enhance your chances of making each writing session productive.
Published by Susan Jane 62 months ago in Writing & Poetry | +1 votes | 0 comments
Beginning fiction writers often get carried away with their new hobby. They dash off a book and think it is ready to be sent to a publisher. This is the worst mistake a new fiction writer can make. This article shows the timeline and strategy that new fictions writers should consider when they embark on fiction writing with a view too becoming a published author.
Published by Susan Jane 62 months ago in Writing & Poetry | +1 votes | 0 comments
I often hear the term – “she’s (he’s) such a talented writer (musician, sportsperson etc.). So, how much talent does a fiction writer need? If you look at the meaning of the word, apart from the synonym “genius” (how many of those are there in any sphere?), there are many facets to “talent”.
Published by Susan Jane 63 months ago in Writing & Poetry | +2 votes | 1 comments
The process of fiction writing, whether you are inexperienced or experienced, is one that requires creativity, concentration, consideration, conciliation and many other factors – not all commencing with the letter “C”. It is easy to get caught up in the creativity of what you are writing to such an extent that you lose sight of what is right and wrong as far as technique is concerned. Or it could be a simple matter of being unaware that what you have written can be changed to ...
Published by Susan Jane 63 months ago in Writing & Poetry | +4 votes | 4 comments
Though speculative fiction is a popular phrase for today's creative writers, people are often confused about how to define the term or which genres of writing fall within its scope. This article defines speculative fiction and provides a series of useful examples from popular fiction. It also offers writers advice on paying attention to magazine or publisher guidelines regarding genre.
Published by Brandon Crilly 64 months ago in Writing & Poetry | +1 votes | 1 comments
While many writers commit to a regular schedule in order to produce work, others have difficulty following a schedule that dictates when they will be writing. This article offers four pieces of advice for writers who do not want to commit to a regular schedule but want to improve their writing output.
Published by Brandon Crilly 64 months ago in Writing & Poetry | +6 votes | 0 comments
This article is written in response to a question posted recently asking for information on the types of poetry and how many styles of this form of creative writing there are. Poetry can simply be defined as an expression of a writer’s feelings, experiences or emotions written in a metrical form, although there are many types of poem in which a writer can express themselves, here are some of the most popular styles of poetry you may find.
Published by John Smither 64 months ago in Writing & Poetry | +24 votes | 5 comments
This articles defines some of the proper uses of three sets of verbs that are sometimes confused if you don't have a good understanding of them. Sit and set, lie and lay, and rise and raise seem to have similar meanings but they don't mean the same thing and they are used differently in sentences. Review them to make sure you don't make a mistake.
Published by Gayle Haynes 65 months ago in Writing & Poetry | +1 votes | 0 comments
A good, current dictionary will help you with pronunciation, spelling, word usage, idioms , archaic words, word etiology, synonyms, and antonyms. Buy a new one every five years or so to make sure you keep up on the changes in the language. Spelling and even usage changes because language is always in flux.
Published by Gayle Haynes 65 months ago in Writing & Poetry | +2 votes | 0 comments
Are you a writer that might not get the revenue needed to make a living by being part of a small language community? Are you willing to study a foreign language to make it as a writer or to expand your horizons? Here is why you should do it and why it can be a very interesting experience. And what about your native language? This article might help you to get motivated not to give up on learnig to write in a more earning language.
Published by Martine Pauwels 66 months ago in Writing & Poetry | +1 votes | 0 comments
In order to succeed in completing a book, a writer must be able to regularly set aside a portion of time every day to write. Here are some tips on how to find time to write, set and obtain the goal of producing a certain amount of pages a day, and how to make writing a part of even the busiest day.
Published by Vickie Britton 67 months ago in Writing & Poetry | +7 votes | 5 comments
Before starting the first draft of a novel, many writers create a biography for each main character. This detailed description can be referred to while writing the book. A detailed character biography contains an in-depth physical description of the character, a brief life history or timeline, and vital information about the character's personality.
Published by Vickie Britton 67 months ago in Writing & Poetry | +6 votes | 3 comments
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