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The Bonsai Story Tree Generator takes coherent text and turns it into... well, I'm not sure what. It's not GIGO (Garbage In, Garbage Out) -- it's more like QIGO (Quality In, Garbage Out). Only, the garbage often makes a sort of strange, surreal sense... Why is it called the Bonsai Story Tree Generator? At each December holiday party of the Northern Colorado Writers' Workshop, members exchange gag gifts; the more unique the better (and nothing costing more than $13.13). (In January 2005, Bonsai'd text was published as chapter 34 of the hoax book, Atlanta Nights, ostensibly the worst book ever written.) I put up this web interface so others can create their own Bonsai Story Trees. --Andrew Burt Related:  Story generatorWriter's EdgeEasy Rider, Lazy Writer

Story Generator Stories This is a satire. The story is about a disloyal ranger who is stalked by a paladin. It starts on an icy planet. The story begins with a legal dispute, climaxes with someone visiting a doctor, and ends with the discovery of a lost item. The threat of terrorism plays a major part in this story. This is a pure action story. The story is about a naive CFO, a wizard, a fire fighter, and a focused stylist. This is an escape-from-prison story with an emphasis on the need for self-expression. This is a story about family. This is a tale about alienation and how the invention of man can destroy him. This is an odd-couple-teams-up story. This is a natural disaster with an emphasis on man's need for freedom. This is a horror/drama with a strong theme of trust. This is a tale about the dangers of self-expression.

Short Stories: 10 Tips for Creative Writers — Jerz's Literacy Weblog 25 Creative Writing Prompts | Creative Writing Prompts Posted by Melissa Donovan on October 21, 2014 · 25 creative writing prompts to inspire and motivate you. Don’t you just hate writer’s block? Some say it’s a disease that only creative workers succumb to. For me, the most bizarre thing about writer’s block is that it strikes randomly. Luckily, I have several books and other writing resources that are packed with writing exercises and creative writing prompts. Creative Writing Prompts Today I’d like to share a mash-up of creative writing prompts. Now It’s Your Turn If none of these creative writing prompts inspired you, don’t despair. Keep writing! About Melissa DonovanMelissa Donovan is a website designer and copywriter.

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. This list was published in a book of the same name, which contains extended explanations and examples. The list is popularized as an aid for writers, but it is also used by dramatists, storytellers and many others. The 36 situations[edit] Each situation is stated, then followed by the necessary elements for each situation and a brief description. See also[edit] References[edit] External links[edit]

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English 50 Exercises for Story Writers English 50 – Intro to Creative Writing: Exercises for Story Writers Basic Theory: What is a short story? As soon as someone delivers a definition, some good writer will write a story that proves the theory wrong. 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. Nevertheless, a narrative voice that sounds like it could be anyone's voice or is bland and boring, or riddled with pointless clichés will fail to capture and hold the reader's attention. If you've written a story in third person, try it in first.

yWriter5 - Free writing software designed by an author, not a salesman yWriter5 is designed for Windows XP, Vista and beyond. Win98 and Win2k users should be able to use it, but those operating systems are unsupported. These downloads contain yWriter5 version 5.2.1.1, dated 04/Jul/2014 Download yWriter5 installer (2.1mb) from the primary site. Optional zip version: yWriter5 Zipped Install (1.5mb) Mirror: computerbild.de yWriter5 mirror If you need them, yWriter2, yWriter3 and yWriter4 are still available. Installing on Windows: 1) Download the installation file. Just click Save. Click View Downloads: Once the downloads folder is open, locate the downloaded file and run your normal anti-virus scan on it. At this point you either trust me (and my company, Spacejock Software) and click 'Yes', or you click 'No' and delete the installer. 2) Follow the prompts to set it up. Installing on Mac OS X: This page contains instructions for installing yWriter5 and Mono on OS X. Installing on Linux: This page contains instructions for installing yWriter5 and Mono on Linux.

Questionnaires for Writing Character Profiles - Creative Writing Help 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. "As usual - I already love the course on Irresistible Fiction, rewriting a lot and improving greatly even after the first lesson. “Essentials of Fiction proved that I could indeed write and I wrote every day, much to my boyfriend's dismay (waa sniff).” - Jill Gardner "I am loving the course and the peer interaction on the blog is fantastic!!!" "I'm enjoying the weekly email course, Essentials of Poetry Writing. "Thank you for all the material in this course. "I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the lessons and feel they were very helpful in introducing new ideas and perspectives to my writing.

Creative Writing For Dummies Cheat Sheet Rewriting and editing helps to tighten up your work. But it can be difficult – what to chop and when to stop may not be clear, and you may change your mind more than once during the process. Ask yourself whether you need to take out: Unnecessary information and explanation. You may need to add or expand: Something you know but have forgotten to tell the reader; perhaps the age of the main character. You may need to move: Dramatic sections to make a stronger opening. In your final edit: Check for grammar, punctuation and spelling mistakes. en/App/Office Our Word Add-In allows you to find and highlight ways to improve your writing within Microsoft Word. Our Word Add-In is for Microsoft Word 2007, 2010 and 2013 running on any version of Microsoft Windows (sorry Mac friends but Steve Jobs made some things tricky, we're hoping to produce a Mac version in the future). Our Word Add-In requires an internet connection to work. Our Add-In will not work in Word Starter edition because that doesn't allow add-ins. How to install Pro Writing Aid Microsoft Word Add-In Download the add-in Make sure that both Microsoft Word and Outlook are shut. End User License Agreement How to uninstall the Pro Writing Aid Microsoft Word Add-In Go to Control Panel Choose Add/Remove programs Select ProWritingAid and click Uninstall

9 best sites with free ebooks for Google Play In this post you’ll learn about best websites with free ebooks that you will be able to add to your Google Play Books library. In June 2012 Google revealed that Gmail had over 400 million active users worldwide. If you own Gmail account, you don’t have to sign up to any other site to start collecting your own library of ebooks. When we add ease of use and simplicity, Google Play Books may the a first choice for anyone who gets interested in ebooks. Obviously, there are enough free books in Google Play, and in this post you’ll find tips and tricks to effectively browse for them. However, Google Play Books is a pretty closed ecosystem, very much relying on Google’s scan book project. That’s why this list will be the opportunity to find other sources of free ebooks compatible with Google Play, including the ones from contemporary authors. Before the list, let me share some usage tips: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. My general advice is that, where possible, try to choose epub file instead of pdf. 1. 2. 3.

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