5 Writing Tips To Help Amp Up Your Prose
How to Write a Nonfiction Book Proposal - from Writer's Relief Staff (in the Huffington Post)
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NonFiction: How To Write A Nonfiction Book Proposal. #writing www.OneMorePress.com
NonFiction: How To Write A Nonfiction Book Proposal. #writing
Writer Wednesday: How To Write A Nonfiction Book Proposal
How To Write A Nonfiction Book Proposal.
nonfiction book proposal
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Writing the link takes you here http://www.aha-now.com/write-book-get-published/ interesting article on how to get published
.Writing Tips --- I need to print this and hang it above my computer. Learn Book marketing FREE BOOK !
Writing Tips <- Pay attention to the one about critiques. It's easy to let negative feedback discourage you, but you have to see past it.
Wow this has been the most true writing inspiration I have ever read.
Writing Tips #writing #writingtips
Writing tip #10: Never give up.
Good writing tips to remember.
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"How to Write a Scene in 11 Steps" based on the blog post by JohnAugust.com, infographic by Ryan Rivard #writing #writersblock
How to Write a Scene in 11 Steps (based on a blog post at http://johnaugust.com/2007/write-scene) || The final one made me laugh. True.
Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s - Stephen King
11 steps scene graphic -- http://johnaugust.com/2007/write-scene
How to Write a Scene in 11 Steps #writing #tips #screenwriting
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Writing tip: How to write a scene in 11 steps
simple writing tips
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Bold beginnings... could put a copy (with a few additions) into their writers' notebooks.
Beg, Borrow, and Teach!: Writing Hooks: Bold Beginnings Freebie. How to start a story.
Beg, Borrow, and Teach!: Writing Hooks: Bold Beginnings Freebie
How to start a personal narrative or fictional narrative piece.
Great list of starters for a writing center!
Good writing ideas - ways to start a story
Story starter ideas
In my teaching and personal experience, I find the first sentence of a piece of writing to be one of the most difficult things to create and perfect. After all, an author really only has a sentence or two to gain the interest of their readers. No pressure, right? What's the next most difficult thing to write? That would be the final paragraph in which the author has to wrap everything up in a pretty package with a bow on top. That's no easy task, either. So, I compiled some of my favorite openings closings to stories that I've either read or written. Most of my favorite openings include figurative language because it can make any writing piece fun, in my humble opinion. My top favs are: Onomatopoeia is a fun word just to say. Also, describing the way something sounds is appealing to the auditory learner in me. Plus, students enjoy trying to describe the sounds to each other. Foreshadowing is fun to use around Halloween. It adds a creep factor to creative writing and mysteries. Alliteration is a fabulous element to add to the title of a story. For example, "Bold Beginnings and Catchy Conclusions" sounds much more interesting than "Opening and Closing Paragraphs". Similes/Metaphors help your future Mark Twains party like a rock star while they are writing. See what I did there? Below is the first page of the model story I created to help students get into their writing. I challenge you to see how many of my favorite story-starter elements mentioned above are included. Spoiler alert: I tell you how many and which ones directly after the photo. I'll bet you guessed that there were two of my favorite story-starter elements in this part of the story: Onomatopoeia and foreshadowing. Below is an example of some of the other Bold Beginnings included in the rest of the story. Conclusions don't have to be boring and routine. My favorites are quotes and similes/metaphors. If a summary is done properly, it can also be a good ending to a story. However, summaries can be tricky. If all a summary includes is the same sentences from the story, that can really put a reader out. I print, laminate, and keep these sheets available for buddy editing and small group writing. If you'd like to pick up a copy, click here. How do you inspire your students to open and close their writings? I'd love to hear how!
24 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Write More
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24 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Write More - I keep a separate file for scenes like this so they aren't really "gone" and I don't feel so bad about cutting them.
24 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Write More - Oddly enough this works every single time. If I'm trying to write around a sentence I think is perfect, but nothing will work, I cut the sentence and suddenly everything works. It's freaking magic.
Joss Whedon / 24 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Write More (via BuzzFeed) #quotes #writing *
From one of the greatest writers of all time.
Good writing advice
Joss Whedon Quote
24 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Write More
Write every day.
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#amWriting "Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. Most of my friends who are put on that diet have very pleasant careers." -Ray Bradbury Visit www.indiereader.com for more writer motivation.
"Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. Most of my friends who are put on that diet have very pleasant careers." - Ray Bradbury #writing #quote
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24 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Write More | Ray Bradbury Quote
"Just write every day of your life" quote
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The only 12½ Writing Rules you’ll ever need. Source: http://bit.ly/12wrul (AllPosters)
12 1/2 - the only writing rules you'll ever need....someday #writing #inspiration
12 1:2 Writing Rules I need to remember this for my creative writing class. :)
The only 12 1/2 writing rules you’ll ever need..write everyday.
writing poster ~ the only 12 1/2 writing rules you need.
The only 12½ Writing Rules you’ll ever need.
Writing rules #writing #tips
What inspires you to write? I’ve had a few weeks away from my keyboard lately. I could blame it on my daughter’s new equestrian team or my son’s football games or my new job…but if I’m honest with myself, I think I have been my own biggest hurdle. If you are a writer, do you ever go through times when sitting down and putting fingers to keys, words to screen or paper, just seems too painful? It all seems hard…and in a way, an open door to failure? Harsh? Maybe… but I’m also my own biggest critic, so why does it not surprise me if I turn out to be my own biggest obstacle? I have two WIPs going on right now – one a middle-grade fantasy and the other an edgy contemporary YA novel. I was on quite a roll with the fantasy there for a while, but got stuck in an invisible rut that has grown into the Grand Canyon where stories go to languish. I need to get my creative juices flowing again. I need to find the energy and the strength to write stories again. I need to write. Then, perhaps, life will find a balance again. So what do you do when you need inspiration? I used to belong to a writer’s group where we sat together and wrote “writing practice” a la Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones. We’d come up with phrases or even words, set a timer, and write until the clock reached zero. Once in a blue moon, we’d bring along pictures as prompts, just to change things up a little. Maybe I need a little old-fashioned practice to get across that grand canyon. Any other ideas?
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The first draft is a stepping stone. It's very important to do a copy edit at least two or three times. I do one when the manuscript is completed and ready for submission, one when I've finished and reviewing the edits form the publisher, and one when I proof read the final draft.
Important to know which stage you're at and not waste time on copy editing sections you might wind up deleting anyway.
I would call #2 copy editing and #3 proofreading, but close enough.
Different stages and description of editing. #writing #editing
The jargon of writing/editing. #writing #writers #editing
Levels of editing … #writing #tips #editing #book #copy
Three Stages of Editing
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These writing quotes come from the website of 7-time author and writing teacher, Laura Davis. Visit her site to learn more about her writing classes and retreats or to join her free online Writer's Journey Roadmap community. www.lauradavis.net
Robert McKee on writing
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Seven steps to effectively writing your story! #writing #storytelling #story #writing prompt
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Love this! "Seven Steps to the Perfect Story" #writing #narrative
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Seven steps to the perfect story - fiction writing tips.
"Seven Steps to the Perfect Story" (#INFOGRAPHIC)
STORY WRITING: Seven steps to the perfect story
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"The easy, conversational tone of good writing comes only on the eighth rewrite." - Paul Graham #quotes #writing * true!!
"The easy, conversational tone of good writing comes only on the eighth rewrite." - Paul Graham #quotes #writing * #BookCountry #GiftofWritingFeedback #amwriting
Rewrites, Rewrites, Rewrites *sigh* wouldn't kill my characters to go their assigned route, always.
"The easy, conversational tone of good writing comes only on the eighth rewrite." Paul Graham
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Write and then write some more....
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A person is a fool to become a writer... #quotes #authors #writers @Samantha Heydenrych www.heysammysam.co.za
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Write write write... Writing tips and advice that I really want to follow even more than I already do. Live and learn, then write about it!
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THERE HAS TO BE WITHIN ONE OF YOU GRANDCHILDREN THE DESIRE TO DESIRE TO PUT YOUR LIFE ON PAPER, THE GOOD PARTS, AND THE BAD, YOUR LIFE GOES BY SO QUICKLY YOU WILL IT DOWN NOW, MAKE IT FUNNY, ADD YOUR FRIENDS NAMES, THEY WILL BE GONE AND DON'T FORGET YOUR PARENTS THEY MAY BE GONE TOO, Writing A Book, Writing How To Book, Be A Writers, Writing Quotes, Writing Inspiration, Writing Advice, Writing Tips, Better Writers, Good Advice
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Writing advice. - Writing Inspiration
just write. Writing. Advice.
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Avoid using the word 'very'
'Very' helpful tips.
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Dead Poet's Society! I LOVE THAT MOVIE! And this list is fantastic - A Cheat Sheet To Avoid Using The Word ‘Very’
A Little Cheat Sheet To Avoid Using The Word ‘Very’ Although very is taught for a reason
A Little Cheat Sheet To Avoid Using The Word ‘Very’..men and women should use this :)
A little cheat sheet to avoid using the word ‘Very - oh captain my captain!!!!!
Amazing movie! A Little Cheat Sheet To Avoid Using The Word ‘Very’
Words. This makes the English major in me happy
My 7th grade English teacher would love this!
English word usage.
A Little Cheat Sheet To Avoid Using The Word ‘Very’
Show Don't Tell in your writing
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"Show not tell" anchor chart for writing--could print these out on cards and have students match them. Then, take the "Tells" and write new "Shows" for them.
This useful chart can be used to show students the difference between showing details in their writing and telling about something. #writersworkshop
"Show not tell" anchor chart for writing
Tell / Show Writing Chart
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You have to write the book that wants to be written and if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children | Madeleine L'engle | Book quotes | Writing Quotes | Write it for children. For the writer.
This is one of my favourite quotes. Write the story that speaks to you. Don't worry about who it's for.
So true! It's easier for children to grasp the unique and creative scenes in my children's book, The Crabsderbill and the Pot of Gold.
"You have to write the book that wants to be written..." - Madeleine L'Engle #quotes #writing
This is why so-called children's books and movies are so meaningful
Thinking about this as week so thanks random quote.
You're never too old for children's books.
I will write children's books
"The Power of the Quirky Detail." Give this writing exercise a try! The Writer's Journey Roadmap is a weekly prompt sent out by 7-time author Laura Davis. You can post your responses to the weekly prompts on the Roadmap blog, a free, lively, supportive online writing community. www.lauradavis.net/roadmap #writingprompts
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"The Power of the Quirky Detail." Give this writing exercise a try, The Writer's Journey Roadmap is a weekly prompt sent out by 7-time author Laura Davis. You can post your responses to the weekly prompts on the Roadmap blog, a free, lively, supportive online writing community. www.lauradavis.net/roadmap #writingprompts
"The Power of the Quirky Detail." Give this writing exercise a try!
The Power of the Quirky Detail. #writing #tips #truths
The Power of the Quirky Detail, by Pat Schneider
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"The Power of the Quirky Detail."
The power of quirky details ...
On writing character details
The Power of the Quirky Detail - Laura Davis
When I write...
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Writing inspiration: Because when I write, it's more than just me at a keyboard. It's the universe converging within the pandemonium of my mind, and turning it into something beautiful. | Fantastic quote for writers.
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When I write... Beautiful and inspiring!
"Because when I write" quote on writing.
Wow, what an awesome quote :)
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Helped me a lot in my writing, could maybe help some of you
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Intellectual vs. Emotional Words---useful words but opting for the emotional choice is not always correct. context, tone.
Intellectual vs. Emotional word choice -- I realize that I use emotional words the most even in formal writing (See, I didn't say "correspondence" whatsoever :)
Intellectual vs. Emotional Words - did I already pin this?
Intellectual vs emotional word choice. Interesting
Helpful list - Intellectual = Emotional words
Intellectual vs. Emotional Words for Writers
Word choice - intellectual vs emotional
Intellectual Words vs. Emotional Words