The Scribophile Writing Blog
Archive for April, 2011
by Justin C. Key • 11 comments
There's a lot of downtime, procrastination, and tomfoolery in the day. Here are a few quick and easy tips on how to make the most of it.
1. Write on your mobile device. I have My Writing Spot on my iPhone. It's a handy little app that lets you write with minimal formatting and also syncs with your online account. Most of my Scribophile...
by Nina Munteanu • 10 comments
When writing sensually, to not connect a described sense to a memory or emotion is to miss a very important opportunity as a storyteller.
A while ago, as I was driving along a winding country road on my way to Bridgewater from Lunenburg, I ran across the smoke of a small fire. They were obviously doing some roadside clearing. Without...
by Dan Tricarico • 9 comments
Using our five senses can create a stronger sense of realism for our readers.
Everything we know about this world, we learn through our five senses of sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell. Consequently, if fiction writers want to recreate the experience of the real world for...
by Laura Preble • 9 comments
Taking a story in the wrong direction can be painful, but the result of fixing it can lead to wonderful destinations.
Have you ever driven to somewhere unfamiliar to you, taken a wrong direction, and had to turn back? I have. Actually, I do it pretty frequently, in life and in writing. One of the most painful wri...
by Nina Munteanu • 14 comments
Doing research for your story can be daunting and even intimidating. It's important for reasons you may not think of.
Research is something many writers dislike and find daunting or even intimidating. Research for your book or short story will take on many forms from subtle to obvious and from non-directed (opportuni...
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