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Amazing for teaching creative writing! "Answer all these questions and you should have a fully-developed character for your audience to connect with. A strong character can carry a weak plot; but a strong plot can’t carry weak characters. Writing Advice, Writing Resources, Writing Help, Writing A Book, Writing Prompts, Writing Ideas, Essay Writing, Writing Images, Pre Writing

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Answer all these questions and you should have a fully-developed character for your audience to connect with. A strong character can carry a weak plot; but a strong plot can’t carry weak characters

counter one of the most abused words in writing, Go Into The Story has put together 115 word alternatives to the active verb “walks.” Enrich your vocabulary with some more unusual synonyms to everyday words. Writing Words, Writing Advice, Writing Resources, Teaching Writing, Writing Help, Writing Skills, Writing A Book, Writing Prompts, Essay Writing

115 Words for “walks”

Movies are primarily a visual medium. Therefore as screenwriters, we need to think visually… and write visually. Take the verb “walks”: How about these instead: amble, shuffle, staggers, paces…

English essay describing person According to the Purdue Owl, a good descriptive essay includes clear and powerful language, sensory description, tone and agreement. Since an essay describing a. Book Writing Tips, Writing Words, Writing Resources, Writing Help, Writing Skills, Writing Ideas, Essay Writing, Better Writing, Writing With Color

Words Commonly Used to Describe Sounds

Via Audra Wolowiec's beautiful blog Lineforms. bang, bark, beep, bellow, blare, blast, bleat, bong, boom, bray, buzz, cackle, cheep, chime, clack, clank, clap, clatter, clink, cluck, clunk, crack, crackle, crash, creak, dingdong, drop, drumming, fizz, glug, gnashing, gobble, grating, growl, grumble, gurgle, hiss, hoot, howl, hum, jingle, jangle, kachink, knock, mew, moan, mod, murmur, neigh,…

Hello Literacy: Oral Retelling: Story Map on Steroids Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Reading Comprehension, Reading Activities, Grammar Activities, Reading Tips, Comprehension Strategies, Reading Groups, Close Reading

Oral Retelling: The Big Secret

Oral Retelling Header Sometimes I feel like a broken record when it comes to the disconnect between comprehension strategy instruction a...

Big List of Words to Describe Voice Quality and Tone. writing tips and inspiration. Book Writing Tips, Writing Words, Fiction Writing, Writing Process, Writing Quotes, Writing Resources, Writing Help, Writing Skills, Writing Guide

Master List of Words to Describe Voices

Hey friends! A month or so ago, a reader named Katy told me that she was finding my book Master Lists for Writers “brilliant with helping me not overthinking about specifics.” Yay! She asked if I h…

How to Revise for Structure, Part Two Save the Cat + Story Engineering = The Frankenstein of story-structure-overview-planning-plotting-revising-analysis spreadsheets Editing Writing, Writing Words, Fiction Writing, Writing Advice, Writing Help, Writing Skills, Writing A Book, Writing Prompts, Writing Romance

How to Revise for Structure, Part Two | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author

Last time, we discussed Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat craft book and how we can use his writing tools to revise our work. His beat sheet points out when story events (beats) should occur in a screenplay, and most of his advice applies to all forms of fiction writing. Whether we dig into the structure of our stories […]

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How to Use Index Cards to Outline Your Book

So, I haven't posted in quite a while. I do have a few good reasons though. I've been busy with my photography blog, A Moment to Capture, posting photos and looking for opportunities to take more pictures. I have also been working on a medieval novel that I'm writing. Well, I haven't started the actual writing…

Writers Write creates writing resources and shares writing tips. In this post, we share 39 synonyms for run. Editing Writing, Writing Words, Writing Lessons, Fiction Writing, Writing Quotes, Writing Advice, Writing Resources, Teaching Writing, Writing Help

39 Synonyms For Run | Writers Write

Writers Write creates writing resources and shares writing tips. In this post, we share 39 synonyms for run.

Nanowrimo worksheets makes today's Freebie Friday all about planning your Nanowrimo with style and speed. Grab our Nanowrimo worksheets and plot away! Fiction Writing, Writing Quotes, Writing Advice, Writing Help, Writing Skills, Writing A Book, Writing Worksheets, Writing Resources, National Novel Writing Month

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Nanowrimo worksheets makes today's Freebie Friday all about planning your Nanowrimo with style and speed. Grab our Nanowrimo worksheets and plot away!

How to Use the "Save the Cat" Beat Sheet for Revisions Editing Writing, Fiction Writing, Writing Process, Writing Advice, Writing Help, Writing Skills, Writing A Book, Pulp Fiction, Writing Worksheets

How to Use the "Save the Cat" Beat Sheet for Revisions | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author

Before I start, thank you to everyone who commented, tweeted, and emailed me with support after my last post about losing my cat. You all have filled me with virtual hugs and put a smile on my face. Thank you. *hugs back* In fact, after writing that post and reading your notes, I was feeling good […]

FREE Character Notebooking Pages for Middle School 6th Grade Reading, Middle School Reading, Middle School English, Teaching Literature, Teaching Writing, Writing A Book, Writing Notebook, Reading Lessons, Reading Strategies

Character Notebooking Pages

A notetaking page outlining the different types of characters -- protagonist, antagonist, major, minor, flat, round, static, and dynamic. Use this free printable for defining the types of characters or for listing such characters from a work of fiction.

Your Character's Arc in the Third Plot Point -- Helping Authors Become Writers Fiction Writing, Writing Advice, Writing Help, Writing Skills, Writing Ideas, Plot Outline, A Writer's Life, Writing Characters, Screenwriting

Creating Stunning Character Arcs, Pt. 12: The Third Plot Point - Helping Writers Become Authors

If you had pick the single most important moment in characters arcs, what would it be? The Third Plot Point, you say? Well, you’d be right.

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