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Category Archives: Creative Writing

More writing tips

Our friends at Instructional Solutions offer these 19 writing tips in the following infographic. You’ll find more tips on different types of writing at their site.

YouTube channels on writing

Whatever you want to learn, there’s a YouTube video to show you how. Want to make chocolate fudge, drive a Model T Ford, or escape from duct tape (which I might have found useful), there’s a video for that. When it comes to writing, there are a number of YouTube channels that show you what …

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“The solution that increases the problem”

I found myself stumped on the new novel I started. I had ideas about where I wanted the story to go, but I couldn’t put the pieces together. That was when I thought of six words that helped me put the plot together and make the story move forward: The solution that increases the problem. …

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Banish boring words

Does your writing bore you? You might be using boring words. Words like happy and sad are repetitive, and they don’t express your complete feelings. Donna Norton of Custom Writing provides this infographic listing alternatives to 28 boring words. Use them to make your writing more expressive and interesting.

Dystopias and utopias

I was about to follow up my post about political fiction with one about dystopias. Then, I came across an excellent article about dystopian fiction by Tracy Larson. It’s well worth reading. I agree with her that “What if?” and believable character reactions are important considerations in creating a fictional dystopia. I would add one …

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