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

Internet Resources - Writers Resources - Writing Links & Writers Links for Writers - Fiction Writing
Mystery/Crime Fiction [/writers] All-About-Forensic-Science.comAmerican Board of Forensic EntomologyAlan Barbour - Collection of Forensic Toxicology LinksKari Sable Burns - True Crime & JusticeKari Sable Burns - True Crime & Justice Resources J.H. Byrd - Forensic EntomologyR. Scott Carpenter - Tennessee Criminal Law -Forensic Science Resources - Good collection. Some links busted. Daryl W. Clemens - Crime & Clues - The Art and Science of Criminal Investigation John Connolly - On writing more than one book a yearDavid Cook, eamp;al. - Forensic Entomology CopSeek.comCrime & Mystery Writing Links The Crime Scene Investigation Crime Scene Investigation ArticlesCrime Space - Resources for readers and writers of crime fictionThe CSI EffectHallie Ephron - Crime Fiction: Tips and Pet PeevesZeno Geradts - Forensic Site - A TOP SITE - amazing collection of links Jiro Kimura - The Gumshoe SiteKim Kruglick - Forensic Resource and Criminal Law Search SiteD.

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30 Days of WorldBuilding By popular demand, you can now download the Magical WorldBuilder Guide in three easy-to-carry (non-DRM) formats: PDF for printing out at home or reading on a computerePub for use with many fine ereader devicesMOBI for use with Kindles and MobiPocket software.As of 2007, The world-builder exercises are licensed under a Creative Commons license to help you in deciding whether you can translate (yes, with credit back), distribute to your writing group (yes, with credit), sell (not without permission), reprint (yes, for non-commercial purposes), or mirror (yes, with credit back) this useful guide! In October, 2004, I posted 30 days of world-building exercises to the NaNoWriMo discussion forums. These are short, 15-minute exercises that can help you make crucial decisions about your world, and what you want your story to say about it.

Making Histories One way to coax the reader into accepting the setting of your story as genuine is to build your world on a convincing history. In SF, this generally takes the form of a future history--of Earth, other planets, or both. The General Character of History The Ultimate Guide to Writing Better Than You Normally Do. [Originally published April 10, 2012.] Writing is a muscle. Smaller than a hamstring and slightly bigger than a bicep, and it needs to be exercised to get stronger. Fiction Writing: What Makes Readers Care About Your Characters? “Really scary books succeed because we come to know and care about the characters. I like to say, “It’s the PEOPLE, stupid” — NOT the monsters!” - Stephen King What Novelists Should Know About Short Fiction When I first started writing seriously, all I wanted was to publish a novel. I thought my intentions were honourable—that I wasn’t just another wannabe with dreams of making it big—but there was always that little part of me that still wasn’t ready to put in my dues. I wanted it all, and I wanted it right away. Then, something life-changing happened.

Creative Uses of Magic in Your Fantasy Story by Philip Martin How can you create an interesting form of magic for your fantasy story? Will magic, in your fiction, be like a tool? A technique? Matching Your Money to Your World There has been discussion in many places concerning money in speculative fiction. Many people adhere to the common currencies of gold, silver, and bronze. Others, especially science fiction writers, will use the ubiquitous ‘credit’ system. Each of these has its place, but any system must be matched to the appropriate world atmosphere. If your world is very young, doesn’t have established governments, and survives on individual farming and small towns, you will likely want to rely on a barter system. It is not an easy system to deal with from a writing standpoint because you will need to make the trading difficult in order to capture the flavor of that system.

The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations is a descriptive list which was created by Georges Polti to categorize every dramatic situation that might occur in a story or performance. To do this Polti analyzed classical Greek texts, plus classical and contemporaneous French works. He also analyzed a handful of non-French authors. In his introduction, Polti claims to be continuing the work of Carlo Gozzi, who also identified 36 situations. Publication history[edit] “Gozzi maintained that there can be but thirty-six tragic situations. Questionnaires for Writing Character Profiles - Creative Writing Help - StumbleUpon Enter your e-mail to get the e-book for FREE. We'll also keep you informed about interesting website news. "I have searched the web and used different worksheets, but none have come close to your worksheets and descriptions of (what to do and what not to do). Both courses I have taken have with Creative Writing Now have been amazing. Each time I have learned something new.

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