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Writing the Psychopath

This article looks at the use of the psychopath in creative writing. What a psychopath is and what makes one is discussed, and some tips on effective storytelling using psychopaths is given.

How to Develop Your Own Unique Writing Voice

Everyone has their own writing voice, developed over time and with practice. This article will give you tips for developing your own unique writing voice.

Overview of Writing Romantic Comedy

A good romantic comedy does a lot behind the scenes. The plot is centered around the ideal that true love conquers all. And the hero and heroine better watch out because there’s a slew of complicating circumstances waiting to keep them apart.

Role and Importance of Fiction Writing

Fiction writing is a laborious task but at the same time, it is a recompensing hobby. One can get his hands on this kind of writing for his personal voyage other than one of the ways to earn some extra cash.

Writing for Children – Does That Critter Have Your Name On It?

You’re reading with one of your little ones and getting involved in a story line and then you suddenly think, “I can write like this. I really can do this.” So you gather up a pen and pad of paper and set out on a journey to entertain little ones through verbal pictures.

Creative Writing – Developing the Voice

The simplest way of telling a story is through the voice of a storyteller. This may be in an anonymous voice, a companionable voice or an authorial voice. Modern novelists let the facts about a character emerge slowly and are often conveyed by action and speech. Letting the character develop slowly through your writing allows the reader to develop their opinion of the characters actions.

Writing Award Prizes – Win Them With Powerful Setting

A sense of place is one of the most powerful ways to build characters and sharpen a story. Use these proven ideas to craft a vibrant setting for your tale and win writing award prizes.

The Donkey That Roared – One Title Too Many

It’s the problem confronted by every writer sooner or later. What title to give his opus? Choosing the right words can be critical.

Proofreading Your Own Work: 10 Practical Tips for Authors

Proofreading is an acquired skill. The more you practice the better you get. Though publishers usually have editors and proofreaders, the author may be asked to proof her own work. These tips will help you proofread your articles and books.

The Nocturnal Answer to Creative Flow and Writer’s Block

Many creative writers from time to time experience writer’s block, and although I’ve never been one to fall for the trap of admitting it exists, writer’s block can be a serious problem especially when a writer is under pressure to produce. There is something about the stress and anxiety which causes the creative mind to turn off, hurting the creative flow. Over the years, I’ve tried to consider the neurological functions of writer’s block, and why it occurs the first place.

Turning a Day Dream Into Really Decent Page Turning Short Story Creative Fiction

Have you ever had a daydream, or relived a situation that happened in your life? Perhaps changing the outcome, or thinking of something that you wished you would’ve said but didn’t? You can’t go back, but these experiences we have in life which are part of the life experience also make extremely great material for your creative short stories.

Beating the Blog Blahs

Great – you have a blog. Now what? If you are having trouble posting to your blog on a regular basis or just coming up with ideas, here are three quick tips to get you started and keep you going.

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