The Ultimate Guide to Writing Better Than You Normally Do. Writing is a muscle. Smaller than a hamstring and slightly bigger than a bicep, and it needs to be exercised to get stronger. Think of your words as reps, your paragraphs as sets, your pages as daily workouts. Think of your laptop as a machine like the one at the gym where you open and close your inner thighs in front of everyone, exposing both your insecurities and your genitals. Procrastination is an alluring siren taunting you to google the country where Balki from Perfect Strangers was from, and to arrange sticky notes on your dog in the shape of hilarious dog shorts. The blank white page. Mark Twain once said, “Show, don’t tell.” Finding a really good muse these days isn’t easy, so plan on going through quite a few before landing on a winner. There are two things more difficult than writing. It’s so easy to hide in your little bubble, typing your little words with your little fingers on your little laptop from the comfort of your tiny chair in your miniature little house.
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Writing Process WebQuest Introduction | Task | Process | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits | Introduction Have you ever wondered why English teachers require so many rules for writing? After all, writing is just sharing ideas, right? In this webquest, you are going to learn the answers to all of those questions and more. NOTE: Modifications will be made as needed for learners who may struggle with reading comprehension, or any step of the webquest process. Task aaaaa Your task is to compose an informative essay that follows the writing process. 1) The team e-mail letter (to Mrs. 3-5 paragraphs (including an introductory parargraph) Complete sentences (NO run-ons or fragments) 5 benefits of using the Writing Process MLA formatting for a formal letter (see the Little Brown Handbook for an example, online or in class) Appropriate tone for a formal letter (reference on "tone" / don't be afraid to ask questions after you take notes) 2) Your informative essay must contain: graphic organizer (sample: Mrs. Process Images:
How To Write A How To Book (or eBook) - Process Diagram. How To Write A How-To Book (or eBook) gives you much more than the "typical" talk and hype that many so-called "writing coaches" provide. This book gives you something concrete that you can work with, every step of the way. That's right, this book actually gives you a detailed step-by-step method that you can follow, point-by-point, to create your own how-to book or ebook, no matter what the subject is. The diagram below, which is taken from page 65 of the eBook, summarizes my proprietary 5 Step Book Writing Process™. In the Writing Process chapter of the eBook, I virtually take you by the hand and walk you through the entire writing process -- from a blank page to a completed document. Diagrams and screen shots are included with the text so you can clearly see and understand, exactly what you want to achieve, at each point, as you progress through the writing process. It can't get much more "paint-by-number" than this! To get your own copy of this how-to eBook Click Here!
Calls for Submissions | Maxim Jakubowski This is an anthology of brand new material I have been asked to edit for Constable Robinson. I am seeking original stories to feature Professor Moriarty (preferably not always involving Sherlock Holmes, but can feature other characters who’ve appeared in the Sherlockian canon, such as Lestrade, Irene Adler, Mycroft, etc…). Ideal length between 4,000 and 7,500 words. Rights required are non-exclusive World English language anthology rights, with an option for foreign language translation within the anthology should offers be made for overseas editions. Delivery 15th February 2015. I will accept email submissions (in Word doc). Payment £130 (or, at current exchange rate $215) on publication. Moriarty, the Napoleon of crime, is a familiar character, although he only actually appeared in two Sherlock stories (and countless later pastiches by other pens…). If you have any queries beforehand do get in touch with me at email@example.com Delivery April 1st 2015.
100 Exquisite Adjectives By Mark Nichol Adjectives — descriptive words that modify nouns — often come under fire for their cluttering quality, but often it’s quality, not quantity, that is the issue. Plenty of tired adjectives are available to spoil a good sentence, but when you find just the right word for the job, enrichment ensues. Practice precision when you select words. Subscribe to Receive our Articles and Exercises via Email You will improve your English in only 5 minutes per day, guaranteed! 21 Responses to “100 Exquisite Adjectives” Rebecca Fantastic list! Submit A List Terms & Conditions Copyright and Ownership 1. You affirm that you are the original writer of the list and that you own all rights and copyright relating to it. 2. 3. 4. 5. Writing A List 6. a. b. c. d.
How I Went From Writing 2,000 Words a Day to 10,000 Words a Day When I started writing The Spirit War (Eli novel #4), I had a bit of a problem. I had a brand new baby and my life (like every new mother's life) was constantly on the verge of shambles. I paid for a sitter four times a week so I could get some writing time, and I guarded these hours like a mama bear guards her cubs - with ferocity and hiker-mauling violence. To keep my schedule and make my deadlines, I needed to write 4000 words during each of these carefully arranged sessions. But (of course), things didn't work out like that. Needless to say, I felt like a failure. When I told people at ConCarolinas that I'd gone from writing 2k to 10k per day, I got a huge response. So, once and for all, here's the story of how I went from writing 500 words an hour to over 1500, and (hopefully) how you can too: A quick note: There are many fine, successful writers out there who equate writing quickly with being a hack. Update! Side 1: Knowledge, or Know What You're Writing Before You Write It