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Today is Nov. 1, which means we're not only speeding down the Fall and Winter holiday highway, but for the next 30 days, writers everywhere will be producing massive amounts of words by participating in National Novel Writing Month . Thirty days to write at least 50,000 words?
"A good short story is almost always about a moment of profound realisation.
This is the second session of eight in our online creative writing course , in which we’ll be exploring how to write a short story. Now that your creative juices have been stirred, you should be ready to start writing; if not, go back and try some of the exercises in the first session of this course, releasing your creativity . Writing short stories versus writing novels
This is a guest post from Emma Newman , author of short story anthology, From Dark Places .
Posted by Dennis G. Jerz, on March 30th, 2011 Jerz > Writing > Creative >
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November is known by most literati as National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short.
Writing a novel is easy . Writing a good novel is hard. That’s just life. If it were easy, we’d all be writing best-selling, prize-winning fiction. Frankly, there are a thousand different people out there who can tell you how to write a novel. There are a thousand different methods.
The toughest part of learning how to write a novel is knowing where to start and how to keep on going to the end. This section of Novel Writing Help is all about demystifying the writing process.
You finish reading another great novel and daydream about being the hero or heroine in the story.
Online Writing Communities
There are tons of reference sites on the web that can help you find a job or write a poem, essay or story. Here is a list of the best 50 websites for writers. Reference Websites
A while back, I posted a list of 23 websites and blogs that make your writing stronger . The post was, and still is, a favourite with readers. Since writing the list, I’ve subscribed to a number of other sites that continue to help me in my writing journey.
Write a passage where a character thinks about the future. Don't do this as simply a preview of the plot.
English 50 – Intro to Creative Writing: Exercises for Story Writers More Exercises:
Image from Flickr by Lazurite This is not particularly relevant to the post, but I’m getting an awful lot of comments telling me, often a little snarkily, “it’s ‘THAT’ not ‘WHICH’”. The “don’t use which for restrictive clauses” rule comes (as far as I can tell) from Strunk and White.