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Curing Writer’s Block with Morning Pages

Unblocking with Morning Pages Morning pages are three pages, written by hand (!) about whatever comes up in your head….

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Writing realistic dialogue is the sleight of hand magic of storytelling. Factual information wrapped in a false sense of reality,…

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Plot (narrative)

Plot: the cause-and-effect sequence of events. Plot synopsis: a brief plot summary of the main plot line. Plot Structure Rising…

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Query Letter (Template)

The query letter does three things. It introduces you, the writer. It introduces your manuscript. And third, it makes them…

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The Protagonist

The definition (meaning) of protagonist: The leading character or one of the major characters. The advocate or champion of a…

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Writer’s Flow

Flow occurs when the writer is intensely concentrated and so completely involved in the process of creating something new that…

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A place is experienced so filter the setting through the senses and opinions of the protagonist. When possible, have characters…

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Why we read

To connect It is a primal human need to connect with others. Stories give a unique opportunity to get to…

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The Writing Habit that Sticks

Step 1 – Make S.M.A.R.T. Goals Example: Specific – finish writing the opening sceneMeasurable – around 600 wordsAttainable – Reserve…

Writing Process
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The Writing Process

First Draft – Figuring out what to say (Write) Write wild. Explore ideas. Write about what hurts. Write about what…