Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Writing Forward newsletters

Here are the latest Writing Forward newsletters, including how to engage readers with emotionally charged writing, fiction prompts and exercises, for my followers to peruse:


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Writing Resources: Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury’s Zen in the Art of Writing, a collection of essays on writing and creativity, is infused with unparalleled joy and passion for the craft of writing. It’s an easy, relaxing read that imparts unique insight to boost your writing habits and keep ideas flowing freely and naturally. “You must stay drunk on writing so reality […]
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Fiction Writing Exercises: The Power of Prose

When we writers discuss fiction, we usually focus on plot, setting, dialogue, and especially characters. These, of course, are the essential elements of decent storytelling. But what we often forget to address is the prose. The words we choose to depict action, express characters’ thoughts, and render their dialogue is another important, albeit often overlooked, […]
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Grammar Rules: Ending a Sentence with a Preposition

A longstanding grammar myth  says we’re not supposed to end a sentence with a preposition. For years, this myth has persisted, tying writers up in knots and making their heads spin around sentences that simply must end with a preposition. For example: Which store are you going to? Folks who were taught (and are now […]
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Narrative Techniques for Storytellers

Today’s post includes excerpts from What’s the Story? Building Blocks for Fiction Writing, chapter ten: “Literary Devices and Narrative Techniques.” Enjoy! Writers use literary devices to convey or illustrate thoughts, ideas, and images or to strengthen their prose. Narrative techniques are a subset of literary devices that are specifically used in narrative writing. Both literary devices […]
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Five Personal Journal Prompts

Most writers keep a journal of some kind to jot down ideas, scenes, thoughts, and questions. Journals can be used in many different ways. However, one of the most traditional uses for a journal is to write about one’s own life. Often, this type of journal is also called a diary. It’s not always easy […]
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How to Engage Readers with Emotionally Charged Writing

In fiction and poetry, one of the greatest skills that a writer can possess is the ability to make the reader feel. If you can engage readers on an emotional level, you’ll have them hooked. Think about it. Most of the books, poems, movies, and TV shows that you love best are the ones with […]
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How to Make Grammar Part of Your Daily Life

I recently started relearning how to play the guitar after a rather long hiatus. It’s not like I ever learned how to play it properly in the first place — so I’m still a beginner. And at times, I find it frustrating. I just want to pick the thing up and rip out a song, […]
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