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Write Better, Get Published, Be Creative

Write Better, Get Published, Be Creative
THEWriting PromptBoot CampSubscribe to our FREE email newsletter and get the Writing Prompt Boot Camp download. Weekly Writing Prompt When you return to school for a conference, you bump into one of your old professors, who is rambling on excitedly about a new discovery. He asks you to follow him to his office—he has something he wants to show you. What is the new discovery? Why is your professor so excited?

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THUMBS DOWN PUBLISHERS LIST Contact Us Below, in alphabetical order, is a list of the publishers (not all of them currently active*) about which Writer Beware has received the largest number of complaints over the years, or which, based on documentation we’ve collected, we consider to pose the most significant hazard for writers. All have two or more of the following abusive practices: 1. Fee-charging–whether for the actual printing/production of the book, or for some other item related to the publishing process, such as editing or publicity.

Writing Writing Even the best writers sometime need a little stimulation, if only for practice. Otherwise, writers may face the dismal monstrosity of writer's block. These generators are here to help when you need plot ideas, genre-bending concepts, and more. Story Inspiration Envisioner Combines legends, tales, and stories with new or unexpected elements. 45+ Websites that will Pay You to Write Two years ago, I compiled and published a list of 30+ websites that pay people to contribute articles. Demand for this list was extremely high and the post eventually became really popular to the extent that it has now been viewed over 70,000 times. I’ve gotten a lot of feedback since writing that post – as well as requests for more categories. Most of the blogs featured in the last edition were in the design category, so I have decided to compile a new list containing 45+ entirely new websites and magazines that will pay you to write content for them.

Pixar’s 22 Golden Rules of Storytelling Back in 2011, then Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats (now freelancing) tweeted 22 rules of storytelling, according to Pixar. Coats learned the ‘guidelines’ from senior colleagues on how to create appealing stories, tweeting the nuggets of wisdom over a 6 week period. Last week, artist and User Experience Director at Visceral Games (a subsidiary of Electronic Arts), Dino Ignacio, created a series of image macros of the 22 rules and posted them to Imgur and Reddit. Below you will find the list of image macros along with a text summary of Pixar’s 22 rules of storytelling at the end of the post. Creative Writing Prompts After weeks of secret detective work, partners Barbara and Nolan are on the verge of cracking the case. 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).

Bad Literary Agents - Find the Best Book Agent Bad literary agents are everywhere. Read this article to learn how you can avoid the fakes, frauds, scams, flim-flams, wannabes, cheats, and thieves. Why are there so many bad literary agents popping up on the literary landscape, like weeds? Because anyone can start a literary agency. It should be illegal. But it isn’t. Character Chart for Fiction Writers - EpiGuide.com If you're a fiction writer -- whether you're working on a novel, short story, screenplay, television series, play, web series, webserial, or blog-based fiction -- your characters should come alive for your reader or audience. The highly detailed chart below will help writers develop fictional characters who are believable, captivating, and unique. Print this page to complete the form for each main character you create.

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