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How to Stop Obsessing About "Writer's Block"

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.07.2016 | Home
Lev Raphael

"Writer's block is bunk." That's not exactly what prize-winning author Loren D. Estleman said a few years ago at a Michigan writer's conference, but ...

The Best Writing Advice You'll Ever Get

MeiMei Fox | Posted 05.08.2013 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

Consume writing voraciously, and you will absorb writing skills by osmosis. You will come to appreciate an unexpected word or turn of phrase. You'll intuitively develop awareness of what makes a story arc engaging or a character tantalizing.

One Thing Readers Hate

Alan Watt | Posted 12.31.2011 | Home
Alan Watt

Coincidence lacks conflict. Sure, they occur in our lives every day, but in a story, coincidences are generally a problem.

Writer Wednesday: Do You Need A Sympathetic Heroine In Your Novel?

Stella Duffy | Posted 11.28.2011 | Home
Stella Duffy

I'm not sure when the 'sympathetic character' became a necessity for modern authors. Certainly the Brontës didn't feel constantly pressured to write sympathetic characters, or they'd never have got away with Mr. Rochester