4 Tips for Personal Writers4 Tips for Personal WritersAnybody Can Write a Novel Chapter 9 “Types of Writers” – Section 11 “Personal Writers”With Links to Supplementary MaterialWhile some people write for a cause, for the love of story, and/or for profit, there are some who write for themselves—to process their emotions, thoughts, and experiences in life. Even those writers who have other primary motivators can also relate to this feeling. As human experience is tremendously universal, stories that are the result of personal writing have the same potential to help others in the same way they help the writer. However, with revealing something as tender and emotional as the experiences and thoughts that we would dedicate an entire novel to, it is difficult not to guard the story so closely as to suffocate it. Today, I'm going to discuss maki
Tips For Writing Flash Fictionby Stephen R. Smith with excerpts by Kathy KachelriesIn order to improve as a writer, you need feedback. It's difficult to write something the size of a novel, and equally difficult to carve out the time required to read one and provide any sort of meaningful critique on it. This severely handicaps the feedback loop so important for the aspiring writer.Flash Fiction on the other hand allows you to exercise all of your story writing and editing skills while creating works that can be read in a few minutes. This makes it ideal for examining ideas, developing writing skills and getting the feedback needed to help elevate you in your craft. Note that while Flash Fiction stories can be read in a few minutes, you shouldn't expect to write them that quickly.Kathy Kachelries, founder of 365tomorrows, had this to say about Flash Fiction:"The most concise and widely-cited example of flash fiction is the story Ernest Hemingway penned, allegedly to settle a bar bet: For sale: baby shoes.
List of Useful Writing BlogsDon't forget to fave the news article for this list here! 08.02.2012 Oh look, shiny massive update of new writing blogs! Now including poetry and some other interesting bits and bobs, so scroll down and enjoy. I would have added more, but I would never have gotten any sleep at the rate I was going. Ahem. So I've been feeling the itch to post news articles on these writing blogs again, but I'm not sure whether there's enough interest for me to start doing them again. For anyone who's new to this list and what I used to do in the past, here's an example right here: http://julietcaesar.deviantart.com/journal/Useful-Writing-Blogs-1-The-Creative-Penn-214242246 When I used to do them, I actually caught the attention of some of these bloggers on Twitter who thanked me personally for featuring them on deviantART, which was equally surprising and humbling for me. But it's you guys I'm more concerned about. Would you be interested if
260$+ (+CORES) CONTEST! SAVE WANDER OVER YONDER! CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED! Results will be posted June 25thI'm sorry if you guys don't like this but to make up for it I'm going to add more prize slots!And if since no one's joined the lit section I'll probably take it downSHOULD I EXTEND THE DEADLINE? POLL: http://pika-chan2000.deviantart.com/journal/poll/5876135/#commentsOkay so for those of you who don't know Disney has recently released the second season of the cutest most heart-warming show of all time! WANDER OVER YONDER! It features this little guy:(If you already know about the situation you can skip this part)The animation is great, the story is so cute, and the characters are just FREAKING ADORABLE! Craig McCracken yes THE Crag McCracken that worked on things like the Powerpuff girls or Foster's home for Imaginary Friends originally pitched the show for three seasons, but the "HIGHER UPS" of Disney had decided to cancel the s
PayPal Points 'Draw my OC' Contest I'm extending the contest because there is an earthquake crisis in Kyushu, Japan and I moved to Tokyo for evacuation TmT I hope you'll understand. Hi! It's something that I've been wanting to do since I joined deviantART To create a contest for my OCs :3 (I love seeing them in my friends' or other artists' style It's always fun to see from a different artist's point of view of your characters)EDIT made the theme into just one section Theme: 'Draw my OC' Will be judged upon creativity and effort. So as long as my OC is in there, it is eligible for the contest theme hehe Prize:Full artwork (maximum 3 characters)A short AMV of your favorite OC couple (can be from any fandom)500 20 USD via paypal or convertible to dA points (If we get over 11 entries :3)Deadline: June 21OCs you can choose from: Main pairing: HoneyxLaw [One Piece] (M
Draw my closed species CONEST $100 CLOSEDRESULTS WIILL BE UP ON SUNDAYthank you to everyone who entered*EDIT* Last extension now sorry to make you all wait!*EDIT* an extension has been added belowIs anyone crafting as a entry? please let me know which character you are using pleasedon't worry if your not just ignore this XDyup knowing I will get a good amount to treat myself at the end of the end of the month why not put some towards prizes in a contest for my babes to get drawn~there will be draw my characters (non-closed species) later this year~All the closed species characters that can be drawn are all here https://toyhou.se/WolfieDejaVu/characters/folder:58456/order:name/1some have TIPS which are regarding what they enjoy and you would gain you points if you where to draw them integrating with those things ~Also if anything even the traditional art that can be sent I will be happy to pay for the shipping that at a reasonable priceYou can use any method you please digital, traditional, paintings, sculptures, an
5 Tips on creating a SeriesWhen we want to create Series. what media format would our series be? an animated series? a comic series? a literature series? or a multi-format series? A series can be created in any format and genre you desire. But, what drive the Series is the Characters and Concepts you made and the Lore and Universe you created for it. so, here are some strategies that would help you in creating your project series:Tip 1: find your creative driveIt could come from anything that Inspires and Influence you, your characters, and the universe you created. and depending on your talent and craft, is what you plan to make it as.Tip 2: Outline your ideas, develop your characters, and Design your settingIt's best recommended you do this to keep track of every concept you have written or created. also focus on world building for your future series and your characters. otherwise, it would be like designing a building with no blueprint or going on an adventure without a road
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