Creepypasta Index. My name is Andrew Erics.
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. Scrivener. “The biggest software advance for writers since the word processor.”
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Those authors in bold have been recommended by one or more people as being generally mindfucking - any books listed under their names are particularly odd. You're welcome to /msg me to make an addition to this list. And finally, although he's way down at the bottom, my personal recommendation is definitely Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, as it turns the ultimate mindfuck: inverting the world-view of our entire culture, and it is non-fiction.
The 10 Types of Writers Block (and How to Overcome Them) #4 was a really common event in my undergrad screenwriting classes (where it was commonly called the Page 70 Problem or the Act 2 Dead Zone or some other ridiculous name).
It is really where outlining-as-you-go can prevent problems. For instance, I might have a ten point outline for the whole story and as I catch up to various points I may go back over the outline and flesh out points with another outline. If a scene is really tricky, my outline might be as specific as three points for five pages. But something that is really simple may never get more than a "this happens". The most important writing tips I've ever gotten: Write when you're good (I'm best first thing in the morning). Also, keep a bunch of "quick fixes" in mind if you're having trouble. 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!
— about characters: 1. Without character, you have nothing. 2. A great character can be the line between narrative life and story death. Tension. Hook Your Readers With Tension By Laura Backes, Write4Kids.com 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.
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. Internet Resources - Writers Resources - Writing Links & Writers Links for Writers - Word Stuff. Japanese Folktales. Selected and edited by D.
L. 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. Other novels deserve reading by writers precisely because they can't be imitated. They can only show us how far a particular technique can be pushed, and it's up to us to understand and adapt that technique to our own work.
Here are 10 novels that taught me something about the craft and art of fiction. 1. 2. 3. 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.
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. Fifty (50!) Tools which can help you in Writing.