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Three-Dimensional Fictional Characters

Have you always gotten attached with the characters you read in a book, wanting to be one of the main characters of the novel you read, or have been seeing yourself in the character you just read? And you ask yourself “How do the writers do that?” Always remember that when writing a book, your character must be realistic, It means that they have their strengths and weaknesses.

Finding a Mentor For Writing – Learn Through Reading Other Authors’ Writing

If you are an author, or pondering becoming one, you must read, but you can’t read for enjoyment alone, because you can not help analyzing the work before you. You can sharpen your writing craft by dissecting the works of authors you admire. What did the author do to build suspense, to keep you reading to the end of the book?

Creative Fiction Takes More Editing Than Non-Fiction – An Important Thing to Remember

Over the years, I’ve written a number of articles, and a number of e-books. Most of my writing is nonfiction, and only some of it is storytelling. One thing I’ve learned is that creative fiction and creative writing takes a lot more energy editing than it does when producing nonfiction.

Creative Writing – A Boon for “Simple Living and High Thinking”

When it comes to writing an article, most of the people differentiate them as informative and promotional articles. There is a need to understand the appropriate distinction between different types of articles.

Pulling Prose From The Plot When People On The Page Won’t Play

Have you ever reached a point where you don’t know exactly how the next scene should play out? Find out how your characters can give you all the answers you need.

Creative Article Writer – 5 Tips For Hiring A Good Creative Writer

This article contains 5 practical tips for hiring a good creative writer for print and online publications that require quality content on a regular basis. If you are an editor or publisher looking to hire a good creative writer, use these 5 handy tips to find the best article writer for your publication!   As an editor or publisher of a creative writing magazine, journal, website or blog, the requirement for a good creative writer who can contribute original, well-researched and evergreen articles is a constant.

3 Tips for Creating an Exciting Fantasy Character

Some fictional characters seem larger than life. Sinbad the Sailor, Horatio Hornblower, and Harry Potter are all fictional characters that have achieved immortality via an author’s pen and the ability to make them exciting and memorable. It’s easy to create an exciting fantasy character if you follow a few simple steps.

Why Your Future Creative Writing Stories Should Also Focus on the Sense of Smell

The other day I was speaking to a class about the future technologies which will impact publishing industry, as if they haven’t had enough disruption already with online news syndicates and consolidators, as well as eBooks which seem to be taking the market by storm. One doesn’t necessarily have to read the Wall Street Journal everyday to understand that the newspaper industry is getting hammered, and the big publishers and bookstores are having a tough go of it. Well, the status quo has been blessed with decades of solid business and control over the marketplace, but things are…

Creative Authors Get Ready – Paper Books of Today Versus Multi-Media Books of Tomorrow

The other day at our Think Tank we were discussing the end of an era of the printing press, and book. That is to say the end of paper books, magazines, and newspapers. Just as the US Post Office is having trouble competing with email delivery, eCoupons, and online accounts and bill paying, the publishing industry is getting hammered by eZines and eBooks.

Controversy for Cash

One of the best ways to get better response from your marketing and to get some free publicity is to take a controversial stance on something. Pick something everyone in your industry knows – but doesn’t want to talk about. Write up a quick one page summary of the problem – and what you do about it. Send it out to clients, prospects, and the media… and see what happens.

Three Barriers That Distract Us From Writing

For some of us, writing is a work requirement. We do what we have to do. On the other hand, if we feel nudged or inspired to write, we either think it’s something we’ll eventually get around to, or we avoid doing so at all costs. We rarely recognize the value of writing for reflection, insight, and personal discovery, yet it’s a creative way to learn how our thought patterns work.

Better Creative Writing Software Needed – Built in Thesaurus

The other day, I was getting frustrated as I was writing a pretty cool creative writing essay on a science fiction topic. I was putting one of my new concepts into a story, and then into the future. Similar to what Caleb Carr does, who is obviously a well-written futurist and well-read science fiction writer.

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