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June 20th, 2010
The 20 Basic Plots
Eight rules for writing fiction:
Project #20 Write some letters. Then, go to the library and place the letters in some books, preferably ones that aren’t checked out very often. Or, place them in books at a used bookstore, preferably books that might not be purchased for a long time.
One of the best ways to break through writer's block or stretch your writing skills is to pick a story starter and just start writing.
I got to meet Mr. Vonnegut when I "volunteered" to pick him up from the airport when he was going to speak at my college (actually I paid the guy tasked with it $50 and some "special" brownies to let me tag along). He had a bad flight, I guess, seemed to be in a foul mood most of the way from the airport so when I finally got the nerve to ask him for some advice for a young aspiring writer he looked at me with those quick, piercing eyes from underneath those impossibly bushy brows, fingered his Pall Mall for a minute, then said:
Write a Novel This Summer with NaNoWriMo - GalleyCat
The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations is a descriptive list which was created by Georges Polti to categorize every dramatic situation that might occur in a story or performance.
Ambiguous Words Here's a bunch of words that, by themselves, have a handful of meanings.
Non calor sed umor est qui nobis incommodat. It's not the heat, it's the humidity.
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