Introducing Write or Die 2 Write or Die is an application for Windows, Mac and Linux which aims to eliminate writer's block by providing consequences for procrastination and, new to this version, rewards for accomplishment. Historically Write or Die has specialized in being the stick in the carrot/stick motivation continuum, but it's time to experiment with encouragement. Please play with the user interface, check out what new options are available, then read this quick intro. I hope you enjoy the new features. Visual Stimulus
WRITING TOOLSCharacter Pyramid Tool (PDF) Visualize your character’s FLAWS & associated behaviors (for a deeper understanding of this tool, please reference The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Flaws) Character Target Tool (PDF)
How To Write A Novel Using The Snowflake MethodWriting a novel is easy. Writing a good novel is hard. That’s just life. If it were easy, we’d all be writing best-selling, prize-winning fiction.A 12-Day Plan of Simple Writing ExercisesIt’s the perfect time to restart your engine and get back into writing. Here, I offer up a 12-day plan of simple writing exercises to help you keep your creative juices flowing without eating up too much of your time. Follow this plan and in less than half a month, you’ll not only be impressed with what you’ve accomplished, but you may also have something worth publishing. The 12-Day Plan of Simple Writing Exercises Day 1: Write 10 potential book titles of books you’d like to write.
Teaching KIds to Write with Vivid Vocabulary“Descriptive writing is an art form. It’s painting a word picture so that the reader ‘sees’ exactly what you are describing.” ~Brenda CovertWrite-N-Cite Advanced Features and OptionsHome > Writing Your Paper And Creating Your Bibliography > Using Write-N-Cite To Write And Format Your Paper > Write-N-Cite 4 Advanced Features and Options Advanced Features Preferences and Other Options Advanced Features Once you’ve mastered the basics of Write-N-Cite, you may wish to take advantage of some of the advanced features available like editing citation and temporarily modifying a bibliography format.Evernote, OneNote, and Beyond: The 12 Best Note-Taking AppsEver feel like you’re struggling to remember everything? You're not the only one—and that's why it's so important to take notes. As author Tim Ferriss says, “I trust the weakest pen more than the strongest memory.” Write something down, and you're certain to remember it.
Creative Mind Mapping for NovelistsBrainstorming ideas seems to be one of the hardest stages in the writing process for many novelists. As I discussed in a previous post, this storm of ideas that flash and thunder in our brains often appears unruly and difficult to harness. I introduced the practice of mind mapping, which is used across many disciplines—such as in classrooms for essay writing and in business meetings to problem-solve.Story Starters, Creative Writing Ideas for FictionLooking for story starters and creative writing ideas? You've just struck gold. Here you'll find an endless supply of inspiration.Learning Markdown: Write For The Web, FasterTable Of Contents §1–What is Markdown? §2–How Markdown Works
Baltimore violence and the lack of black men in the cityWatch a CNN special report, "Police Under Fire," at 9 p.m. ET/PT Monday. We called him "Mr. Shields" because no one dared use his first name. He'd step onto his porch at night in plaid shorts and black knit dress socks to watch the Baltimore Orioles play on his portable television set.Imagine Easy Scholar – Imagine Easy SolutionsTelling the Math Story: Math in Literature The short story “Charles” by Shirley Jackson, has satisfying twist that most readers never see coming. It is a great example if the use of inference, a challenging concept for students to grasp. Have students read the story, paying close attention to the details. Then, have them read it again, using the tools in Scholar to highlight and capture the following: Each infraction Laurie says he personally witnessed Charles commit.Each incident in which Laurie is rude to either of his parents.Each incident in which Laurie says Charles actually behaves and follows the rules.Any hints in the story that indicate Charles’ true identity.
10 Great Tools for Creating eBooksJuly 10, 2013 by Ronda Bowen Today, eBooks are popular tools for content marketers who want to get their message across to a wider audience. Not only can offering a free eBook be helpful for building a mailing list of prospective customers and clients, but a well-crafted eBook can also demonstrate that you have the knowledge, resources, and skills your customer needs.Creative Writing Exercises - set your imagination free.Creative writing exercises are a great way to get started. Whether you are a beginner, or are an experienced writer these exercises will stimulate your mind and get your ideas flowing. I will be straight with you and tell you that very few people just start writing and straight away produce great results. We’ve all heard the stories about writers who find immediate success, however they are rare and that’s why those stories make headlines. In reality it takes practice and a great deal of thought to become a good writer. That’s why you should stop that procrastinating and start now.
An Unofficial Guide to Goodreads for Readers and WritersSortable: This customizes an order in your bookshelf. This can be useful for your favorites shelf (organized it from most-beloved to least), a ‘tearjerker’ shelf (from ‘drowning’ to ‘drizzle’) or whatever you come up with. First select the sortable option and then return to that book shelves page.
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