Monthly Archives: May 2011

Adjectives Suck…

Adjectives suck the energy from your prose. Well, maybe not always, but much of the time. We touched on the concept of “show, don’t tell” in a past discussion that dealt with the importance of concrete nouns and active verbs. … Continue reading

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Volumes 1, 2 & 3 Now Available!

All three volumes of  our 1,000 Days In Writerspark series are now available for purchase for nook™, Kindle™ and in PDF format. Click the eStore button above or click eStore to select your format and browse our selection. Each eBook … Continue reading

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Your Second 1,000 Days in Writerspark Uploaded

Just completed work on my newest eBook, Your Second 1,000 Days in Writerspark:  One Thousand Tight Writing Exercises, Volume 2. Kindle, nook and PDF versions have been uploaded and should be available for purchase within the next 24 hours. All … Continue reading

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Opening Sentence – Your Story’s Billboard

Want to lose readers before you’ve had them? Write a truly weak opening sentence. Uninspired beginnings suggest that entire books or stories are equally uninspired. If the author doesn’t care enough to make things interesting, why should you be interested … Continue reading

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Not Writing Writing

Most people — I’d wager even most writers — tend to think of writing as the act of sitting at a desk and putting words onto pages with a pen, pencil, typewriter or word processor. While this might be technically … Continue reading

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First 1,000 Days Now Available in PDF!

THIS JUST IN: All three Writerspark creative writing exercise eBooks are now available for Kindle, nook and as PDFs at our eStore: http://writerspark.org/blog/ebooks/ Original Post: I have heard from a number of writers who do not currently own Kindle™ or … Continue reading

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“Your First 1,000 Days in Writerspark: One Thousand Tight Writing Exercises, Vol. 1″

I’d like to announce the eBook debut of our first in a series of eBooks that will share the more than 3,400 exercises that I created for my Writerspark online creative writing group. Volume one, which contains our first 1,000 … Continue reading

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Start Styling!

Are your Word documents in style? Don’t worry, that question will make sense in a few minutes. Over the past 12 years I have amassed a collection of more than 3,400 individual writing exercises that I created for submission to … Continue reading

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