background preloader

Writing

Facebook Twitter

Creepypasta Index. My name is Andrew Erics.

Creepypasta Index

I lived, once, in a city called New York. My mother is Terrie Erics. She’s in the phone book. If you know the city, and you read this, find her. Don’t show her this, but tell her I love her, and that I’m trying to come home. It all started when I decided, around the time that I turned twenty-five, that it was time for me to give up taking my backpack in to work. I had an mp3 player, which helped pass the time for a while, but when it broke – it would shut down at the end of every song if I didn’t skip to the next track manually – I gave that up too.

Scrivener. “The biggest software advance for writers since the word processor.”

Scrivener

—Michael Marshall Smith Grow your ideas in style Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents. While it gives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on helping you get to the end of that awkward first draft. Your complete writing studio Writing a novel, research paper, script or any long-form text involves more than hammering away at the keys until you’re done. Write, structure, revise Scrivener puts everything you need for structuring, writing and editing long documents at your fingertips.

Share Book Recommendations With Your Friends, Join Book Clubs, Answer Trivia. Thirty Question Character Survey. Books that will induce a mindfuck. Here is the list of books that will officially induce mindfucks, sorted alphabetically by author.

Books that will induce a mindfuck

The 10 Types of Writers Block (and How to Overcome Them) 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: 1. Without character, you have nothing. 2. A great character can be the line between narrative life and story death. 3. Tension. Hook Your Readers With Tension By Laura Backes, Write4Kids.com Tension.

Tension

Without it, life would be—let's face it—boring. So would fiction. Tension works with conflict to raise the emotional level of the text to a boiling point. It forces the reader to become invested in the story. DarkCopy - Simple, full screen text editing. Synonyms for. Kurt Vonneguts 8 Tips on How to Write a Great Story - Entertainment. Confusing Words. Internet Resources - Writers Resources - Writing Links & Writers Links for Writers.

For those who have asked and those who may, this collection of links for writers, researchers and the terminally curious is not, was never intended to be, and will never be the all-inclusive stash of every possible link fitting our slapdash criteria for what belongs here.

Internet Resources - Writers Resources - Writing Links & Writers Links for Writers

We select sites with some consideration and thought for usefulness, depth, interest and je ne sais quoi and we try not to offer fifty different links to "manuscript submission. " Sometimes we find a really cool site on a subject we already cover and mull over which link to keep and which to set free, sometimes we keep both and add a third. We lean toward linking to cool sites maintained by people we've met in the ether, but don't use a friend's site if there's a better site elsewhere. We don't link to just anybody and seldom link to commercial sites such as "Learn to Write in Five Days" or "We Will Publish Your Book" unless there is some -- no, make that a lot of -- free, useful content.

Feel free to suggest links. Internet Resources - Writers Resources - Writing Links & Writers Links for Writers - Word Stuff. Unsorted [/writers] James Patrick Kelly - Murder Your Darlings - "When time comes to make that final revision, however, you must harden your heart, sharpen the ax and murder your darlings.

Internet Resources - Writers Resources - Writing Links & Writers Links for Writers - Word Stuff

" Greda Vaso - Determining the Readability of a Book - includes formulas for Gunning's Fog Index, Flesch Formula, Powers Sumner Kearl L. Japanese Folktales. Selected and edited by D.

Japanese Folktales

L. Ashliman © 1998-2008 Contents. The Tyee & Ten Novels Every Aspiring Writer Should Read. TYEE LIST #9: Put down that pen and curl up with these giants. Treat your craft seriously, as does Gabriel García Márquez. Some time ago I published an article about 10 novels that aspiring writers should avoid. It wasn't because they were bad -- most of them are modern classics -- but because their readable styles looked so easy that they might seduce a young writer into imitating them.

36 Writing Essays by Chuck Palahniuk. 1: Establishing Your Authority Chuck teaches two principal methods for building a narrative voice your readers will believe in.

36 Writing Essays by Chuck Palahniuk

Discover the Heart Method and the Head Method and how to employ each to greatest effect. 2: Developing a Theme At the core of Minimalism is focusing any piece of writing to support one or two major themes. Learn harvesting, listing, and other methods, after a fun excursion into the spooky side of Chuck's childhood. 3: Using “On-The-Body” Physical Sensation Great writing must reach both the mind and the heart of your reader, but to effectively suspend reality in favor of the fictional world, you must communicate on a physical level, as well. Fifty (50!) Tools which can help you in Writing.