Thursday Writing Advice from Melissa Marr

It’s been too long since I posted one of these. Writer’s block is a strange wall that can stand in your way for days and yet be smashed by a single idea or word. Knowing this, you throw ideas and words at it and they all bounce off as if they’re made from yarn or…

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Thursday Writing Advice: 3 Act Story Structure

Like all graphs and infographics telling you how to write your story, be prepared to throw this out the window as soon you actually begin. There are those who write by the seat of our pants, and there are many names for us (though I do enjoy the term “Pantsers”), but for many there is…

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Thursday Writing Advice from Alan Moore

Here’s some sage advice from the grand wizard of the graphic novel, Alan Moore, recorded at an anti library closure protest at St James Library, Northampton, UK in 2011.

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Thursday Writing Advice from Jennifer Weiner

Jennifer Weiner, author of Good In Bed, In Her Shoes and The Next Best Thing reminds us that sometimes we shouldn’t give a shit what critics say.

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Thursday Writing Advice from Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sage advice from the philosopher and essayist.

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Study this guide to outlining your plot: Then throw it out the window

Seriously, this needs to be looked at, committed to the space in your brain normally reserved for obscure Star Wars trivia, then you should never look at it again. Don’t believe me? Here’s Consulting Editor Alan Rinzler telling you to do it, and here’s Erik Wecks at LitReactor mentioning that this is what the best…

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Thursday Writing Advice from Ernest Hemingway

Bad news for Book Widows from Ernest Hemingway.

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Thursday Writing Advice from R. M. Drake

Words of wisdom from the author of Ignore Everything.

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Thursday Writing Advice from Edgar Rice Burroughs

Words of wisdom from one of the fathers of Science Fiction.

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Thursday Writing Advice from Stephen King

“The road to hell is paved with adverbs.” – Stephen King

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