The Craft of Writing

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A collection of craft books, articles and websites maintained by myself, author friends and fellow classmates from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

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The Business of Writing

E-Book Market Share of Key Kids Genres (units)  Source: Nielsen Books & Consumers, U.S. 2009-2013

E-Book Market Share of Key Kids Genres (units) Source: Nielsen Books & Consumers, U.S. 2009-2013

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Our culture often tells us that writing is an innate talent. As a writing coach and editor, I know writing is a learned skill. Check out this post on how to learn the craft of writing! | writing advice | write a book | self-publishing |

How to learn the craft of writing - Paper Raven Books

Our culture perpetuates the myth that writing is an innate talent. But whenever you start learning the craft of writing, you will improve dramatically.

A LIVE BIG TRILOGY: Mythological Fables About Our Hearts Of Stars. This pin is part of a marketing project managed by Deb Gonzales. Access the link to learn more about this project and others. | guidesbydeb | pinsbydeb | kidlit | booksforkids | katkronenberg

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A LIVE BIG TRILOGY: Mythological Fables About Our Hearts Of Stars. This pin is part of a marketing project managed by Deb Gonzales. Access the link to learn more about this project and others. | guidesbydeb | pinsbydeb | kidlit | booksforkids | katkronenberg

E-Book Market Share of Key Kids Genres (units)  Source: Nielsen Books & Consumers, U.S. 2009-2013

E-Book Market Share of Key Kids Genres (units) Source: Nielsen Books & Consumers, U.S. 2009-2013

The SCBWI released Tomie's Masterclass in honor of him, following his death.

Tomie dePaola Masterclass

The SCBWI released Tomie's Masterclass in honor of him, following his death.

Sure, Plot is Good, But Have You Tried Talking About Story Shape? | Literary Hub

Sure, Plot is Good, But Have You Tried Talking About Story Shape?

I have a problem with plot. The problem is not with the craft concept that is "plot." The problem is with me. Whenever I've tried to apply "plot" to my writing

Your Book Signing Checklist! | Author Marketing Experts, Inc. Book Launch Marketing #booklaunchmarketing

Your Book Signing Checklist Author Marketing Experts Inc

Reading Time: < 1 minute So you’ve landed a book signing, congrats! Book signings are a great opportunity to take your exposure to the next level and help build lasting relationships with your readers. These days it isn’t always easy to secure a book signing event, so you want to be sure to make the most of it.…

How Do Some Authors "Lose Control" of Their Characters? | Literary Hub

How Do Some Authors “Lose Control” of Their Characters?

Many fiction writers say that their characters seem to have minds of their own. Writers sometimes report that they feel that the events in their novel, or even

What Your Draft (and Its Problems) Says About You | Literary Hub

What Your Draft (and Its Problems) Says About You

When our writing resists us—when it refuses to do as we hope—we often respond with ever more force, pushing it to bend to our will. We ask a friend to tell us

Green Eyes

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Green Eyes

Story Genius (eBook)

Story Genius (eBook)

Holly Willis considers several short films that she contends can help improve writing.

Automatic Writing - William Kentridge

By South African Artist William Kentridge

How To Effectively CUT WORDS From Your Novel + When It’s Okay To Use “Weak Words” | Abbiee | Writing Tips | Writing Advice | Editing | Passive Voice | Prose | Copy Editing | Revision | Novel |

How To Effectively CUT WORDS From Your Novel | Abbiee

You hear about it all the time: you need to cut words! But before you get trigger-happy with your delete key, it's important to come up with a plan for cutting words out of your book. That's why today's post is all about: HOW TO EFFECTIVELY CUT WORDS. What words you should ACTUALLY put to death and why.

How To Effectively CUT WORDS From Your Novel + When It’s Okay To Use “Weak Words” | Abbiee | Writing Tips | Writing Advice | Editing | Passive Voice | Prose | Copy Editing | Revision | Novel |

How To Effectively CUT WORDS From Your Novel | Abbiee

You hear about it all the time: you need to cut words! But before you get trigger-happy with your delete key, it's important to come up with a plan for cutting words out of your book. That's why today's post is all about: HOW TO EFFECTIVELY CUT WORDS. What words you should ACTUALLY put to death and why.

44 Inspiring Songs To Listen To While You Write This #NaNoWriMo

44 Perfect Songs To Listen To While You Write

As suggested by you.

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Stephen King’s 20 Rules for Writers

Image by the USO, via Flickr Commons In one of my favorite Stephen King interviews, for The Atlantic, he talks at length about the vital importance of a good opening line. “There are all sorts of theories,” he says, “it’s a tricky thing.” “But there’s one thing” he’s sure about: “An opening line should invite the reader to begin the story.

I use so many post -it notes in my class

7 Easy Icebreakers You Can Do With Post-It Notes: Poster

We all love post-it notes, don't we?! Did you know that there are tons of activities you can do with them in your classroom? Well, check out 7 such activities below: we have created this HI-