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Writing Prompt for Monday 11/21/16

Writing Prompt for Monday 11/21/16

Your Daily Writing Prompt This week, we are working on character development. Each Sunday, we start on a new prompt theme for the week. Read our opening post for this week’s prompts here. Today’s prompt:  Fiction Writers: Come up with a list of places your character has lived. Write about how each place changed them. What friends did […]

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Writing Prompt for Sunday 11/20/16

Writing Prompt for Sunday 11/20/16

Your Daily Writing Prompt This week, let’s work on character development. There seem to be a million different opinions on how to develop a character, a million different character development worksheets available (just type in “character development worksheet” on your favorite search engine and see for yourself) and a million different opinions on how to create […]

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Writing Prompt for Saturday 11/19/16

Writing Prompt for Saturday 11/19/16

Your Daily Writing Prompt This week, we continue working on writing setting. Today, we will focus on how you can use setting to create or increase conflict. If you know your character’s backstory, you can put them in places that cause them distress to see how they might react, or you can set a scene in a […]

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Interesting Links for Writers – 11/18/16

Interesting Links for Writers – 11/18/16

Sifting through the many articles out there for writers and picking the most informative for you to read. Enjoy, Nicole Articles Marketing and Publishing Checklists for Writers Ask the Agent: What are the new trends in publishing? How does a literary agency sell its authors? Some Formatting Tips That Will Make Your Copy Editor Happy by Nan Reinhardt […]

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Writing Prompt for Friday 11/18/16

Writing Prompt for Friday 11/18/16

Your Daily Writing Prompt This week, we continue working on writing setting. Today, I want you to show how a character’s internal world affects how they perceive their external environment. Today’s prompt: Write the set-up for two scenes: In the first scene, a character walks outside one day feeling a certain way. In the second scene, that same […]

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Pens and Comments – Got a Spare 100k?

Because I do stuff like this, I decided to search on Amazon for a new pen to make myself feel better while I spew post-election vitriol (the more to cut you with, my dear). I decided to Sort by Price, Highest to Lowest, and here is what I found. Great deals for those of you […]

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Interesting Links for Writers – 11/16/16

Interesting Links for Writers – 11/16/16

Sifting through the many articles out there for writers and picking the most informative for you to read. Enjoy, Nicole Articles How I Beat Out 200 Applicants on the ProBlogger Jobs Board in 45 Minutes Agent One-on-One: First Ten Pages Boot Camp Hundreds Of Children’s Book Authors Pledge To Combat Racism Oxford Dictionaries’ Word Of The Year […]

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Writing Prompt for Thursday 11/17/16

Writing Prompt for Thursday 11/17/16

Your Daily Writing Prompt This week, we continue working on setting.  If you need to catch up, read the full instructions on this week’s prompts. Today’s prompt: Write a scene in which your character feels the following mood while in the setting listed below: Setting:  An Amusement Park Mood:  Humble You can post your daily writing exercises […]

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Seminar: Selling your Books to Libraries and Bookstores by PALA

Seminar: Selling your Books to Libraries and Bookstores by PALA

via PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION OF LOS ANGELES: The Key to Selling Your Books to Libraries and Bookstores WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016 Want to learn how to get your books into more stores and libraries? Amy Collins, a leading expert who has been a buyer and seller in both markets for years, will spend the first 30 […]

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Writing Prompt for Wednesday 11/16/16

Writing Prompt for Wednesday 11/16/16

Your Daily Writing Prompt   This week, we continue working on setting.  I want you to describe that setting from that character’s (or your) point-of-view while that character is experiencing a certain mood and while using more sensory detail than simply sight. You don’t have to use all five senses but include at least a […]

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