Circular Gallifreyan is a standardized version of the written Gallifreyan language as seen in Doctor Who . It was standardized by a fan, so it is not officially sanctioned, but it looks terribly cool. You can read a guide to Gallifreyan online or just read The Honey Badger 's guide below.
What is the Genre Map? We want it to be fun and easy for you to find something you’re interested in reading. So the Book Country team created a unique, new tool—the Genre Map—to help you do just that. When describing a new book editors, industry insiders, and avid readers often reference a known book as a shorthand way of describing the new book (e.g.
In a previous post, I wrote about the value of using simple words in place of complex words . Readers are not impressed by the use of complex words; they're frustrated by them. Though I strive to use simple, clear terms in my own writing, there are some words that I am just dying to use.
Fellow fiction writers, Let's be frank: we're not the healthiest-minded bunch. If we were we'd spend our days doing something more pleasant than writing fiction. But lately we seem to have taken a turn for the worse. We look out at the shifting landscape of publishing - e-books rising, big publishers quaking - and obsessively ask, both publicly and privately, Is the novel dead?
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.
Shanna Germain joins Brandon, Mary, and Howard in front of a live audience at GenCon Indy to talk about writing love scenes. They’re not easy to get right, and they can be even more difficult to talk about it in a way that leaves the Writing Excuses team’s “clean” rating intact. We cover the ways in which the love scenes must support the story, and the importance of tension in setting those scenes up. Mary asks the question foremost in all our minds: how do you write a sex scene so that it’s not silly?
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This collection features free e-books, mostly classics, that you can read on your iPad/iPhone ( purchase ), Kindle ( purchase ), Nook ( purchase ) or other devices . It includes great works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. To learn how to load books to your Kindle using the links below, please watch this video .
Looking for story starters and creative writing ideas? You've just struck gold. Here you'll find an endless supply of inspiration.
NaNo Tips & Strategies
Cardboard cutouts aren't very scary. One-dimensional villains are far too common in fiction. You know the type: arrogant, slick, evil , and therefore psychologically unbalanced, at least according to the other characters.
Writing is a muscle.
1: Establishing Your Authority Chuck teaches two principal methods for building a narrative voice your readers will believe in. Discover the Heart Method and the Head Method and how to employ each to greatest effect.
1. A Series Of Word Choices
Just as every tree is different but still recognizably a tree, every story is different but contains elements that make it a story.