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WriteSparks! is software that generates over 500,000 writing prompts for writers and creatives to help them break out of a block, get their muses going and start writing. by Shery Ma Belle Arrieta-Russ WriteSparks!™ is every writer's newest best friend! If you need some creative sparks to start or end your day, WriteSparks!™ is the perfect software for the writer in you! WriteSparks!™ is not an e-book. It is not a writing course either. WriteSparks!™ is a writer's software you can run from your computer whenever you need to... jumpstart your writing, break out of a block, get rid of boredom, write away your frustrations, write for the sheer joy of writing.
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Revealing the Essence of Your Characters Check List. Write to Reveal Character Checklist.rnTrue character can only be revealed by action. At the same time, the reader must be aware of the mental and emotional responses of the character prior to the action. Here is a checklist of things to consider when creating your characters.
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The Writing Loft: Explanation of Plot and Conflict
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Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment and the Writing of Fiction by Paul Barber, Mary Zirin, Elizabeth Barber (2013). Writers of fiction learn early about the advantages of creating a story with a setting rich in highly differentiated characters. Army barracks have greater possibilities for constant drama than, say, an isolated lighthouse with a single occupant. No matter how exciting the lighthouse keeper, the author needs something more communicative than stone and water in the vicinity of the hero to create a lively story. In fact, it would take some kind of genius to write a lively story about stone and water — but we will get to him in due course.
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Hints on Writing Short Stories by Charles Joseph Finger (1922). In the first place, there must be Sincerity. Without that nothing can be done. Sincere work will be good work, and sincere work will be original work. With sincerity, you will have honesty and simplicity, both of which are cardinal virtues in the literary man. Also, with sincerity there will be courage. You know, as well as I know, that when you meet an in- sincere man, you detect him at once. Were you ever deceived, for instance, by the rounded periods of some political rhetorician? Perhaps for a moment you may have been carried away in spite of your better sense, but, certainly, the effect was not lasting. Examining yourself, you will certainly remember that before you could persuade others, you had to be thoroughly convinced of the essential right of the thing itself. In the same fashion then, you must be persuaded of the truth of that which you wish to be accepted when writing. I do not speak of controversial matters. I write of fiction. You must have so thoroughly identified yourself with your characters that they are as living creatures to you. Then only shall they be living characters to your readers. If you have read the Pickwick Papers and have learned to know and love Samuel Pickwick, you will know exactly what I mean. In that character, the young Charles Dickens lost himself. In creating Mr. Pickwick he was entirely sincere. He watched the character grow from a somewhat simple-minded old gentleman to a lovable, jolly fellow to meet whom you would walk half round the world. Pick- wick was real to Dickens; therefore he is real to us. Observe this too; he had his faults. Mr. Pickwick would not have been considered rna good or a moral character to many of the “unco guid” of today. He often drank too much. Had there been nation wide prohibition in England in his day, he would certainly have drunk home brew with Ben Allen and Bob Sawyer exactly as he went to prison for conscience sake. He and his companions enjoyed the pleasures of the table too well for latter day tastes. He was obstinate on occasion, just as I am obstinate. Had Dickens been insincere, he might have been tempted to sponge out the bad spots in his character. But then he would have given us something that was not a man. The truth is that we want something of the sensuous and the gross in those about us. None of us want to live with angels and saints. So we reject instinctively as impossible and unpleasant, those perfect, etherealized creations some times found in stories — those returns all compounded of nobility, courage, beauty, generosity and wisdom which insincere writers try to foist upon us. They do not ring true. We detect their hollowness just as we detect the hollowness of the flamboyant boastings of the political orator.
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The Technique of the Mystery Story By Carolyn Wells (1913). All the world loves a mystery; perhaps that is why Emerson declared the same to be true of a lover. Since time out of mind, a dear and open page has ever lacked the fascination of the veiled meaning, and when some touch of the strange, the weird, and even the gruesome, has been added to the mysterious, its challenge has been the more alluring. Just wherein lies this universal charm, is itself a puzzle. Maybe it lies in our natures, born out of an uncharted past and tending toward an unknown future; maybe it is because of man's disposition to triumph over difficulties — sending him in quest of fabled treasures, on perilous hunts in unknown lands, and bidding him struggle with his last ounce of energy to attain goals hitherto unattained; or maybe it is the expression of his dual make-up — flesh and spirit — and when the mysterious is set before him he instinctively feels a call to match his discernment against the problem, seem it never so insoluble.
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Teaching Narrative: Write On, Grades 3-5. Providing information to help develop students' sense of narrative and to show them specific test-taking strategies, this publication is helpful to teachers as they ready their students for the North Carolina Fourth Grade Writing Assessment. The publication provides materials on generating ideas for writing, selecting topics, revising, developing children's concept of story, as well as test-taking strategies and information about test scoring. The first part of the publication discusses effective writing instruction and the writing process. The second part discusses narratives and concept of story. The third part addresses preparation for the North Carolina Writing Assessment. A 192-item list of authors and titles of children's books (arranged by topic) and a 39-item professional bibliography on writing are attached.
 | 884 Days Ago
Short Stories in the Making: a writers' and students' introduction to the technique and practical composition of short stories, including an adaptation of the principles of the stage plot to short story writing. By Robert Wilson Neal (1914).
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The Photodrama : the philosophy of its principles, the nature of its plot, its dramatic construction. By Henry Albert Phillips, (1914).
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The Art of Versification: A Practical Handbook of the Structure of Verse Together with Chapters on the Origin Nature and Forms of Poetry. y J. Berg Esenwein (Joseph Berg), (1913). This little treatise does not aim to create poets — Heaven must do that; but it does seek to furnish those who have poetic inspirations with the knowledge of how to master the forms of expression. Poetry is first a gift, then an rnart — both the gift and the art demand cultivation.


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