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Hemingway Editor. How to Structure A Story: The Eight-Point Arc. 100 Little Ways You Can Dramatically Improve Your Writing. Moment Distribution Method Example 1 (1/2) - Structural Analysis. 200 Word Descriptive Hair List. 50 Portrait Retouching Tutorials To Take Your Photoshop Skills To A New Level. Email Is it something that often happens to you?

50 Portrait Retouching Tutorials To Take Your Photoshop Skills To A New Level

You just sit and keep on looking through your photos on the computer screen trying to take a closer look at your full-size pictures. And then it occurs to you that they didn’t really suck that much during the actual shoot? Of course, what you see during the shoot with your eyes and what you get after the photo session is not the same thing. But do not let your despair take possession of you! Photoshop is capable of making slightly imperfect photo into an awesome shot. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

How to Break the Rules of Writing (& More) According to Bestselling YA author Ransom Riggs. Like most first conversations and bad first drafts, my (WD’s Managing Editor Adrienne Crezo) interview with Ransom Riggs begins with a discussion about the weather.

How to Break the Rules of Writing (& More) According to Bestselling YA author Ransom Riggs

And not just any weather, either, but peculiar versions of standard precipitation: dust storms, cloudbursts, thundersnow and tornadoes. Of course, Riggs is experiencing none of those phenomena as he sits in the warmth of the never-ending summer of Los Angeles. “I hate to tell you what it’s like here right now,” he says. “No, I don’t. Horror Authors: How to Scare the Heck Out of Your Readers. Al's Writing Block: Writing: How to Describe a Room. I've noticed lately in the stats that people have been actively searching for "how to describe a room.

Al's Writing Block: Writing: How to Describe a Room

" Even though I had done a writing prompt that called for using the description of a room, I never did go over the particulars of describing locations. So for anybody looking for some specific answers, here are my thoughts on describing interior settings, for fiction and prose. First and foremost, you got to ask yourself, what importance is the room or setting to the story or characters? If the room is only there for a brief passing scene, it may just suffice to say "so-and-so went into the broom closet. It was dark, cramped, and loaded with brooms. " Novel Writing Help. 25 Things You Should Know About Character. Previous iterations of the “25 Things” series: 25 Things Every Writer Should Know 25 Things You Should Know About Storytelling And now… Here you’ll find the many things I believe — at this moment!

25 Things You Should Know About Character

— about characters: 5 Tips on How to Write From the Opposite Gender. Elements of Suspense in Writing: 6 Secret to Creating and Sustaining Suspense. Thriller writing?

Elements of Suspense in Writing: 6 Secret to Creating and Sustaining Suspense

Mystery writing? Literary fiction? Periodic Table of Storytelling. Short Stories: 10 Tips for Creative Writers. Active Voice Versus Passive Voice. Today's topic is active voice versus passive voice.

Active Voice Versus Passive Voice

Here's a question from Brian in Iowa. He writes, “It drives me crazy when people write in passive voice. How can I teach people how to tell the difference between passive and active voice and to stay away from passive voice?” Well, Brian is right, the first step is to help people understand the difference between active and passive voice, because many people believe they should avoid the passive voice, but fewer people can define it or recognize it.

Short Story Shortcuts: 4 Techniques For Making A Big Impact In Few Words. To successfully write short fiction, you need to make a big impact in as few words as possible.

Short Story Shortcuts: 4 Techniques For Making A Big Impact In Few Words

So every choice you make as an author needs to be deliberate, every character needs to act with purpose, and every word needs to pack a punch. When less is definitely more, focusing on certain details can help imbue your short story with lots of color, meaning, and subtext—without superfluous words. Four Small Ways To Pack Big Meaning Into Short Stories. Mythology. Setting: Using Scene To Enrich Your Writing. In both fiction and nonfiction, the setting is the general background against which your story takes place—the physical location and time period, both of which influence your characters and plot.

Setting: Using Scene To Enrich Your Writing

So how can a creative writer use setting and scenery to further offset, augment, or reflect the action of the plot? Although we’re going to be exploring this issue in terms of fiction, these techniques work for nonfiction as well. These craft techniques work in all genres: poetry, stories, personal essays, memoir, and books. Read On...An Excerpt from Six Tips for Writing Young Adult Novels by Nora Raleigh Baskin at Gotham Writers' Workshops and WritingClasses.com. By Nora Raleigh Baskin I didn’t start out writing for children.

Read On...An Excerpt from Six Tips for Writing Young Adult Novels by Nora Raleigh Baskin at Gotham Writers' Workshops and WritingClasses.com

Like many of my fellow young adult/middle-grade authors, I spent quite a few years (five) writing adult fiction before getting published. The 8 Habits of Highly Successful Young-Adult Fiction Authors - Nolan Feeney. Young-adult fiction, commonly called "YA fiction," has exploded over the past decade or so: The number of YA titles published grew more than 120 percent between 2002 and 2012, and other estimates say that between 1997 and 2009, that figure was closer to 900 percent.

The 8 Habits of Highly Successful Young-Adult Fiction Authors - Nolan Feeney

Ask a handful of young-adult fiction writers what exactly makes a YA novel, though, and you’ll get a handful of conflicting answers. At their core, YA books are for and about teenagers and pre-teens, usually between 12 and 18 years old, but sometimes as young as 10. Yet more than half of all YA novels sold are bought by older adults 18 or older, and certain titles published in the U.S. as YA are considered mainstream fiction for adults in other countries. Some authors believe the intent to write for young readers is a prerequisite of YA fiction; others don’t even realize their books will be labeled as YA until after they finish writing. Search Engines for Serious Writers. June 20th, 2010 Finding the information you need as a writer shouldn’t be a chore. Unicorn Of Scotland - A National Scottish Symbol.

What says 'magic' more loudly than choosing the mystical and powerful Unicorn of Scotland as the country's National Animal? A country's 'National Animal' should represent the best, and defining, qualities of the nation who chose it. Scots have a strong sentimental streak under that practical and reserved exterior, and Scottish culture is rich in superstitions, myths and legends. So, choosing a heraldic symbol as awe-inspiring as the unicorn makes perfect sense! CS13002 Programming and Data Structures. We have already discussed how one can define and initialize arrays and access individual cells of an array. In this chapter we introduce some advanced techniques related to handling of arrays.

Passing arrays to functions We have seen how individual values (variables and pointers) can be passed to functions. Now let us see how we can pass an entire array to a function. Suppose an array is defined as: #define MAXSIZE 100 int myarr[MAXSIZE]; In order to pass the array myarr to a function foonction one may define the function as: int foonction ( int A[MAXSIZE] , int size ) { ... } This function takes two arguments, the first is an array of size MAXSIZE, and the second an integer argument named size. Here this second argument is meant for passing the actual size of the array. Academic Writing. These OWL resources will help you with the types of writing you may encounter while in college. The OWL resources range from rhetorical approaches for writing, to document organization, to sentence level work, such as clarity. For specific examples of writing assignments, please see our Common Writing Assignments area.

Search Engines. The Internet Writing Workshop: Write - Critique - Learn. How to write a novel* Ever wanted to write a novel but had no clue how? 25 Things Every Writer Should Know. 100 Little Ways You Can Dramatically Improve Your Writing.