Nuts and Bolts: “Thought” Verbs In six seconds, you’ll hate me. But in six months, you’ll be a better writer. From this point forward – at least for the next half year – you may not use “thought” verbs.
The Blogger’s Guide to Unleashing a Manifesto (or, How to Attract 7,986 More Visitors to Your Blog in 5 Days) Last week I launched the manifesto 18 Months, 2 Blogs, Six Figures. I released the guide for free, with no opt-in or anything required. It’s simply a PDF download that is freely available to anyone who stops by. Why the hell would I release 13,000 of the most important words I’ve ever written for free? I got that question from a lot of readers last week.
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Dear Ms. Meyer, Greetings. I am Kitty, ambassador of the Hive, and I come in peace. Dear Ms. Meyer, Please Write Better
Why Don't YOU Go Write A Bestselling Novel? I thought that was pretty stupid actually, and I do love to laugh at certain things at Twilights expense (Team Khaki!) but that wasn’t funny, it was the same old “oh your prose is too PURPLE!” argument people have against the writing. Which is fine, whatever, you don’t have to like that style of writing, but if Smeyer is so awful then THEY can go out and write their own damned best-seling novel showing how THEY think vampires should be. Sorry, I wasn’t amused =/ -Twifan on IMDB after reading my article (emphasis mine)
Dear Pristopher Chaolini, Hi there. I noticed ever since Eldest you seem to be quite bored with your “cycle”. Suggestions To Mr. Paolini
Myth & Moor: Writing in blood "As a child, I read because books–violent and not, blasphemous and not, terrifying and not–were the most loving and trustworthy things in my life. I read widely, and loved plenty of the classics so, yes, I recognized the domestic terrors faced by Louisa May Alcott’s March sisters. But I became the kid chased by werewolves, vampires, and evil clowns in Stephen King’s books.
The Office of Letters and Light Blog One of the best parts of NaNoWriMo? The incredible community of writers that gathers every November. Today, we spotlight Cole Altmann, part-time Philadelphia lighthouse resident, full-time aspiring writer:
The Columbia University MFA Writing Program is highly regarded for its rigorous approach to literary instruction and for its faculty of acclaimed writers and editors who are devoted and dedicated teachers. The faculty, the students, and the curriculum represent and foster a full range of artistic and literary diversity. Students are encouraged to make the most of their own artistic instincts and to realize as fully as possible, beyond any perceived limitations, their potential as writers. At the core of the curriculum is the writing workshop. Writing | Columbia University School of the Arts
I Write Like - StumbleUpon Check which famous writer you write like with this statistical analysis tool, which analyzes your word choice and writing style and compares them with those of the famous writers. Any text in English will do: your latest blog post, journal entry, comment, chapter of your unfinished book, etc. For reliable results paste at least a few paragraphs (not tweets).
handwriting tips You’ve decided you want to improve your handwriting and you’re probably hoping a fountain pen will do the trick -- maybe a friend told you it would. Maybe you’re just adventurous and you want to try your hand at calligraphy (or you might, once your handwriting improves). Good for you! A fountain pen may make your writing look a bit better, but if your writing looks as if frenzied chickens got loose on the page, chances are this won’t be enough. Most likely, you’ll need to retrain your arm and hand.
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