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Drabbles

Nope, it’s not a new snack cracker. A Drabble is a very short story: 100 words exactly, no more, no fewer. The gang at Drabblecast.org challenge writers to crunch words into the fine powder that reveals the essence of story, and the … Continue reading

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Solid Research = Solid Framework

I’m going to mention Steampunk a lot in this piece. Bear with me, even if you’ve no interest whatsoever in Steampunk… If you’re considering writing a novel or even a longer work of short fiction, you are no doubt aware … Continue reading

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Gone in a Blink, Literally

Years ago I heard a story of an author who had just completed her novel and, just days before her manuscript was due at her publisher, suffered a catastrophic computer crash and lost the entire book. She had not yet … Continue reading

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Why Exercise?

Whether you’re an accomplished writer or just starting out on your wordly path, there will be times when you either run out of ideas, are looking for something different to write about or simply looking for a diversion from your … 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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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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Objectivity: Your Most Powerful Writing Tool

All writers can benefit from having someone to critique their work, whether that work is poetry, fiction or non-fiction. We writers tend to view our work as either nearly infallible or severely flawed. We’re a fickle breed. Thus, an objective … Continue reading

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