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What’s the Story Here? Creative Writing Excercise

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It’s time for a creative writing exercise! Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, you need to boost your creativity.

Take a look at the image above.

What’s the story?

Can you come up with a mini-drama of not more than 350 words?

Here’s how it works:

  • We set the scene
  • You make it your own, and
  • Share your creation in the comments section of this post

 Now for the ground rules:

  • Your story must be 350 words or less.

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Interview With Charles Rosenberg: From Zero to Bestselling Author in 2 Years

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In the space of just over two years, an Charles Rosenbert went from zero to bestselling author.

How did he do it?

Here’s what happened…

A couple of years ago, I downloaded a free Kindle book by Charles Rosenberg. It was called Death on a High Floor.  Honestly, I didn’t expect much.

But I was so excited by the style of writing that I hunted down Charles on Facebook and sent him this message:

“Loved the book!

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How To Create Memorable Characters: 8 Little-Known Sleights of Hand

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Do we always have to create memorable characters?

No.

It depends on the genre.

In an all-action thriller focused on pace and plot, everyone but the key players can be wafer-thin. They’re disposable.

The same is often true of detective fiction, even the quality sort. In John Dickson Carr’s famous ‘locked room’ mysteries, the only rounded character is the sleuth, Gideon Fell, and he’s larger than life.

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How to Plot a Story (Even If Plotting Scares You Silly): 7 Sure-Fire Ways

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Can a story work without a structure?

Of course not.

But a structure itself is not a plot.

A structure is a Holiday Inn. A plot is a Gaudi cathedral. It has twists, turrets, flying buttresses…

So how do we find a plot?

The instinctive way is to start with a strong idea, incident or character. Introduce conflict. Then see what happens.

That’s still not a plot.

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5 Elements for Crafting a Compelling Story Your Audience Will Love

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captivate readersAs a writer, you want people to pay attention to what you have to say… But with people processing over 100,000 digital words every day, you’ve got your work cut out. With so much clutter and noise, how can you possibly stand out and get your words noticed? This article will give you the answer.

What Is The Story Behind This Image? (Creative Writing Exercise)

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what is the story 300It's time for a creative writing exercise! Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, you need to boost your creativity. Take a look at the image above. What's the story? Can you come up with a mini-drama of not more than 350 words?

How To Engineer Your Novel For Writing Success

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It’s fair to ask, “What does engineering a novel mean?”

To paraphrase Webster, to engineer is to create and design large structures or new products or systems by using scientific methods.

But writing a novel is art, not science… isn’t it? Many writers develop their novels in ways anything but scientific.

Which isn’t necessarily the right way to go about it.

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Creative Writing Exercise: What Happened Here?

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It’s time for a creative writing exercise! Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, you need to boost your creativity.

Take a look at the image above.

What’s the story?

Can you come up with a mini-drama of not more than 350 words?

Here’s how it works:

  • We set the scene
  • You make it your own, and
  • Share your creation in the comments section of this post

 Now for the ground rules:

  • Your story must be 350 words or less.

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Why You Need to use a Pen Name (And How to Go About Finding One)

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Do you need to use a pen name?

It depends.

There are some important reasons why it’s a good idea.

There are seven reasons why you might choose to use a pen name:

1. Your name is difficult to spell and remember.
For example, you may have a long, hyphenated name or your name is of difficult to pronounce or write in English.

2.

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Creative Writing Exercise: What Happened Here?

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It’s time for some writing practice. Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, you need to exercise your creativity.

What is the story behind this image?

Can you come up with a mini-story of not more than 350 words?

Here’s how it works:

  • We set the scene
  • You make it your own, and
  • Share your creation in the comments section of this post

 Now for the ground rules:

  • Your story must be 350 words or less.

Read More »