23.04.2017 16:10 Comments: 0 Categories: Writing Prompts Tags: writing prompt internet writers workshop
Create a scene in which someone hopes to throw out, sell, or give away an object or a collection of objects stored or displayed in a home.
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Envision a dragon. Do you battle him? Or is the dragon friendly? Use descriptive language.
15.04.2017 01:02 Comments: 0 Categories: Writing Quotations Tags: william strunk e. b. white writing concrete details
In their classic guide The Elements of Style, William Strunk and E. B. White emphasize the importance of using concrete details:
11.03.2017 14:41 Comments: 0 Categories: Writing Prompts Tags: writing prompt internet writers workshop writing senses
In 400 words or less, describe the reactions of a character who enters an unfamiliar location.
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The hardest thing in the world to do is to write straight honest prose on human beings. First you have to know the subject; then you have to know how to write. Both take a lifetime to learn.
These paragraphs are from a long review of Hawthorne's Twice-Told Tales, which originally appeared in Graham's Magazine, published in Philadelphia, in May, 1842.
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The deterainant characteristic of all fiction, short or long, new or old, good, bad, and indifferent, whether tale or story, is movement; something happens.
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Emotion can be evoked only by the portrayal of passion, and emotion—sympathy, disgust, admiration, any spiritual excitement—is the root of the appeal of fiction.
There are three categories of fiction where world-building is very important:Science fiction, Fantasy, Historical fiction
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