Wednesday, July 17, 2013 — 6:40 pm
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posted 9 months ago

whitleyreads




Wednesday, July 10, 2013 — 6:40 pm
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posted 9 months ago

happilyshanghaied

happilyshaghaied:

Biggest writing pet peeve ever!
I have not seen anybody use this word correctly in YEARS.  For the record:
Judges are disinterested (impartial) People are uninterested (bored by)

happilyshaghaied:

Biggest writing pet peeve ever!

I have not seen anybody use this word correctly in YEARS.
For the record:

Judges are disinterested (impartial)
People are uninterested (bored by)




Tuesday, July 09, 2013 — 9:20 pm
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posted 9 months ago

lovesarthistory

lovesarthistory:

Untitled | via Tumblr op We Heart It http://weheartit.com/entry/67325335/via/artlover95

lovesarthistory:

Untitled | via Tumblr op We Heart It http://weheartit.com/entry/67325335/via/artlover95




Tuesday, July 09, 2013 — 6:40 pm
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posted 9 months ago

daydreamerr5

tagged as:
#books
#colour



Monday, July 08, 2013 — 9:20 pm
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posted 9 months ago

lovefoundyou-deactivated2013110

tagged as:
#book
#books



Sunday, July 07, 2013 — 3:08 pm
posted 9 months ago
Visible Ink submissions close at midnight!

Submissions close today! It’s your last chance to submit your work for our 25th Edition, so get cracking guys and send it to us. We cannot wait to start selecting pieces for the anthology and informing authors!




Friday, July 05, 2013 — 9:45 pm

Grants Manager, Will Cox, talks about writing the pregnant first line, and why it’s so important.




Wednesday, July 03, 2013 — 6:40 pm
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posted 9 months ago

starstealing

starstealing:

We all know that fiction isn’t truth. That’s half the reason we read it, to leave behind the real world for one that we know is someone else’s imaginative figment. But fictional worlds still need authenticity, and as everyone likes to say, the devil is in those details.

Research is the key to building believability, whether you’re writing a historical fiction epic set in the Black Plague or a contemporary YA with a ballerina as the star. Resources on effective research tips abound. We’ve all read about how to research using the Internet, and the importance of using primary sources when possible. So instead of covering old ground, I’d like to share some tools from my own bag to help with the research process and bring credibility to your story.

1. Prioritize

2. Interview “Unlikely” Experts

3. Start With A Good Book

4. When It Comes To Beta Readers, Throw Your Net Wide

5. Experience As Much As You Can Firsthand 

 




Tuesday, July 02, 2013 — 9:20 pm

blueinkandhighlights:

For my June manuscripts, I was editing a potentially good story, but the writing makes it bad. I’m not talking about grammar technicalities; I’m talking about the author’s style. Obviously, she loves talking; and it reflects on her writing.

We preserve the author’s style as much as we can, but…




Tuesday, July 02, 2013 — 6:40 pm
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posted 9 months ago

fictionwritingtips

fictionwritingtips:

A few reasons you should feel good about yourself this weekend…and why you should strive to finish your novel.

I felt like adding a few:

  • No one can write your novel like you can. Even if you’re sharing a similar idea with a popular novel, what you write IS YOURS. Don’t be discouraged when someone says your novel sounds like something else. They won’t be the same.
  • A lot of writers never finish. You probably shouldn’t be encouraged by this fact, but you should feel good about finishing a book. It’s very hard to do and it’s extremely satisfying. Once you do, you’ll be able to encourage other authors to do so.
  • You stayed on track and you accomplished something you promised yourself you would. That’s reason enough to celebrate.

-Kris Noel