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undefined My Helpful PagesExercises I Find HelpfulAdvice On PlottingInterviewing Your CharacterTo the character charts! Delve into the world of psychology to make your characters really come alive...The Enneagram (9 types)The Myers-Briggs Theory Actual Books That are HelpfulCreative Novel Writing - Roselle AngwinCreating Character Emotions - Ann HoodGet That Novel Written! - Donna Levin My Writing Role ModelsLaurell K. My Favourite Helpful Sites For WritersAlica RasleyHolly LisleLaurell K. Writing AdviceInspired 2 Write - Shitloads of information! Show, Don't TellShirley Jump - Show Not Tell: What the Heck is That Anyway? Various ArticlesWriters & DepressionArticle on Characterisation - Easy to read and quite informative.Article on Point Of View and the mistakes authors can make with it. - Easy to read and quite illuminating.Sara Douglass: Creating The Modern Romance Epic - Talks about why the market for fantasy is expanding, and the highs and lows of being a fantasy author.

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6 Ways to Create Riveting Conflict in Your Story Who says conflict is a bad thing? Who says world peace is the most important goal of humanity? Who says arguing with your little brother when you’re a kid means you’ll grow up to be an ill-mannered ruffian? Not a writer, that’s for sure! Arguably, the single most important tenet of fiction can be summed up in the saw “no conflict, no story.” You can break every rule in the book (pun intended) and still have a whopper of a tale—so long as you remember to throw a dash of conflict in your story. WRITERS' SERVICES Links checked/Page updated: 1/22/13 Over the past decade or so, there’s been an extraordinary rise in the number of people writing and trying to publish books. This huge increase in the number of aspiring authors has fueled an equally robust proliferation of schemes and scams aimed at writers–and has also spawned a variety of services supposedly designed to assist them.

Writer's Diet™ Test The WritersDiet Test Is your writing flabby or fit? Enter a writing sample of 100 to 1000 words and click Run the test. ATTENTION USERS: Please note that the WritersDiet Test is an automated feedback tool, not an assessment tool. The test identifies some of the sentence-level grammatical features that most frequently weigh down academic prose. It is not designed to judge the overall quality of your writing — or anyone else's.

102 Resources for Fiction Writing « Here to Create UPDATE 1/10: Dead links removed, new links added, as well as Revision and Tools and Software sections. Are you still stuck for ideas for National Novel Writing Month? Or are you working on a novel at a more leisurely pace? Here are 102 resources on Character, Point of View, Dialogue, Plot, Conflict, Structure, Outlining, Setting, and World Building, plus some links to generate Ideas and Inspiration. Calls For Submissions ELJ PUBLICATIONS. A writer’s manuscript is ultimately their heart. It should be treated with respect, and the author should have some control over the process. It’s their book. It’s their words. - the creative journal of Artist Linda Tieu Since I can think of nothing else but bookbinding today, I thought it was about time I wrote a tutorial and explanation of how I make my journals and sketchbooks and even more importantly – why!? I’ve always been in awe of the fine art of bookmaking, but really I started making journals for myself to use. It was simply easier to fold up a bunch of papers I had lying around and start journaling. The ability to customize the size, the papers and add in little details made my journals even more special to me as well. However, I soon fell in love with the bookmaking process itself. I kept making journals and even though I work in more than a handful of journals at the same time, I quickly produced more than I could ever use.

Setting: Using Scene To Enrich Your Writing In both fiction and nonfiction, the setting is the general background against which your story takes place—the physical location and time period, both of which influence your characters and plot. So how can a creative writer use setting and scenery to further offset, augment, or reflect the action of the plot? Although we’re going to be exploring this issue in terms of fiction, these techniques work for nonfiction as well.

And the Wind Cried Lit Mag! Greetings Lit Magshrooms, Famous actors aren't the only ones who get scammed by Ponzi schemes. This week we were shocked and saddened to learn of IMAGE Magazine's terrible misfortune. A third-party payment fiasco has left the journal $65,000 in the hole. Editor Gregory Wolfe recounts, "When we signed up with an online event registration company...we made ourselves vulnerable to them. We had no idea they would stop paying us...and that...we would be owed $65,000."

Supplies for Journaling There's oodles of creative fun to be had painting an art journal, which is art-making, diary-keeping, and journaling all in one. The starting point is having a stash of supplies organized and easily available so you never have to interrupt your creative flow because of a lack of something. Then some appealing paper or journal to work in, and a nice pen. 1. Gather Your Usual Painting Supplies Philosopher's Stone Harry Potter canon: PS | CS | PA | GF | FB | QA | OP | HBP | DH | FW | DP | JKR.COM | TBB | Pm Philosopher's Stone: covers | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 A Reader's Guide to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Chapter One: The Boy Who Lived On this page: Synopsis by William Silvester Notes and links by Steve Vander Ark and Michele L.