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Myth*ing Links' Portal/Epigraph Page. Creative Writing Prompts. After weeks of secret detective work, partners Barbara and Nolan are on the verge of cracking the case.

Creative Writing Prompts

They’ve been posing as employees at a high-profile financial firm named MoneyMakers LLC., trying to prove that the CEO named (fill in the blank) has been ripping customers off. After hearing him say incriminating things into... You’ve been an extreme coupon cutter for years, to the point where you have gained national recognition for it. But you’ve developed a rival coupon-er named (fill in the blank).

He/she has challenged you to an extreme coupon-off, with a list of specific groceries, a budget and only one day to see who can... You’re a local disc jokey with a morning radio program. You and two of your friends are working at a Halloween haunted house. I never would have married you if I'd have known __________. Write a story about three people who are on a road trip together, only to stop off at a gas station and pick up a fourth person whom they don't know.

It’s Sunday morning. Tools. Help with writing scene transitions. 6 Writers Who Broke the Rules and Got Away with It. Have you ever read a book and noticed the author has broken what we writers often hear of as “the rules”?

6 Writers Who Broke the Rules and Got Away with It

My initial reaction is usually indignation: “Why can she get away with that, and I can’t??” The more I study the craft of writing, the more rules I hear about, and most of these are guidelines based on making a book reader-friendly. As much as I believe it’s good practice to avoid the common pitfalls of beginning writers, there are always exceptions to every rule. Here are six commonly heard rules for writers, and six authors who’ve gotten away with breaking them. (By ‘gotten away with’, I mean being published, selling tons of copies, and in some cases, winning awards): Rule: Don’t write in First Person, Present Tense Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife: Niffenegger’s popular title is told by dual narrators from the first person point of view, in the present tense.

Rule: Keep your novel under 100,000 words Rule: Limit the use of adverbs. Names. Writing Science Fiction, Book Publishers- WEbook- Science Fiction Publishing Companies.

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Mythical Creatures and Beasts. Mythical Creatures List, Mythical Creatures A-Z. List of Germanic deities. In Germanic paganism, the indigenous religion of the ancient Germanic peoples that inhabited Germanic Europe, there were a number of different gods and goddesses.

List of Germanic deities

Germanic deities are attested from numerous sources, including works of literature, various chronicles, runic inscriptions, personal names, place names, and other sources. This article presents a comprehensive list of these deities. Gods[edit] Goddesses[edit] See also[edit] Notes[edit] References[edit] Bellows, Henry Adams (Trans.) (1936). Godchecker.com - Your Guide To The Gods.

Try These 30-Minute Writing Challenges. Exercises for Fiction Writers. 10 Reading Exercises for Fiction Writers. I always find it exciting when I discover a book that in some way echoes whatever I happen to be writing at the time.

10 Reading Exercises for Fiction Writers

It might share a similarity of style, story, or structure, or any combination of the three. Whatever the similarity, I find it helpful to delve into the writing to see what lessons I can glean. After reading several duds recently, I finally came across such a book–The China Garden by Kristina Olsson. While the story isn’t similar to my current work, the prose captured me from the very first page. All I could think was,”That is exactly what I imagine for my finished manuscript.” When I find a book like this, there are several things I do while reading it.

Analyze the story’s structure. These activities really help me focus on what makes an book outstanding, as opposed to simply reading it and saying, “Ooh, good read.” What books have you found helpful to analyze? English 50 Exercises for Story Writers. English 50 – Intro to Creative Writing: Exercises for Story Writers Basic Theory: What is a short story?

English 50 Exercises for Story Writers

As soon as someone delivers a definition, some good writer will write a story that proves the theory wrong. About the only thing we can say for sure is that short stories are short and that they are written in what we call prose. Some attributes, however, seem to show up more often than not. Short stories have a narrator; that is, someone tells the story; have at least one character in them; have some action occur (or perhaps fails to occur); take place somewhere; that is, there is a setting for the action; and someone either learns something or fails to learn something (theme).With these five characteristics in mind, we can create an almost endless supply of exercises to help sharpen our techniques of story telling.

Narrative Voice Twenty or so years ago, voice was the "rite of passage" into a successful writing career.