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Quotable - Ralph Keyes - Writers Write


The lie & your main character...

Brace Yourself - Writers Write Creative Blog

Edgar Allan Poe



Why I Quit Writing

How to research & write historical stories: Researching historical data–what to look for, how to assess info; How to structure a research project & take notes; How to plan, structure n build narrative; Character developmt, for fictional n real-life historical characters; How to look for, select & present historical dialogue; Finding new angles on well-trodden eras and stories in nonfiction; How the historical book publishing industry works – guest seminar from literary agent Andrew Gordon

How to research and write historical stories

Quotable - Anne Lamott - Writers Write

Timeless advice from bestselling author Stephen King on how to be an excellent writer.

22 Lessons From Stephen King On How To Be A Great Writer

This made me laugh.

Writing Fiction: Think in Scenes For Easy Planning, Writing, and Revision - The faster you write, the more quickly you can publish: www.fabfreelancew... #fiction

Plotting Your Novel

Andy Rane's Books and Stuff: Plotting Your Novel

Ask: what does my character want? It will shape your novel more easily than any plot you craft.

Odds? I'm not a numbers person.

Good thoughts for anyone writing a story.

To be a writer is to sit down at one’s desk in the chill portion of every day, and to write; not waiting for the little jet of the blue flame of genius to start from the breastbone—just plain going at it. John Hersey

Cape Cod Collegiate

Chekhov's Gun is a plot device whereby you introduce an item in the first part of your novel that doesn't seem important to the story at the time, but takes on greater significance later on. The principle was expressed by the great Russian playwright, Anton Chekhov, who said that if you put a gun on stage in the first act of a play, it should be fired in the second act. - See more at:

Chekhov's gun: a useful plot device.


Rick Riordan

John Green true story Kiki D