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Archive for December, 2011
by Nina Munteanu • 6 comments
At the heart of the universe is a steady, insistent beat: the sound of cycles in sync...
“At the heart of the universe is a steady, insistent beat: the sound of cycles in sync,” says Steven Strogatz in the opening to his compelling book, Sync: the emerging science of spontaneous order. He...
by Dan Tricarico • 20 comments
*Not like that. Get your mind out of the gutter.
I’ve noticed many newbies signing up on Scribophile lately (as evidenced by their introductions in the New Writers Section), and so I thought it might be wise to talk about how to make the most of thi...
by Laura Preble • 4 comments
'Twas a few weeks till Christmas, I was starting to fret/ about all of the writing I hadn't done yet.
When holidays roll around, people usually expect writers to pony up with something creative for the holiday mailing. I know that I feel like a failure if all I send out is the typical Hallmark greetin...
by Justin C. Key • 9 comments
You're good, maybe even great, but are you publishable?
It isn't that difficult to improve. If you pick up a pool stick for the first time, you'll probably suck, but eventually you'll be able to get some balls in--on purpose, too. The first time on the ski...
by Nina Munteanu • 11 comments
I am at my best as a writer when I am focused on the essence of the story, its heart and soul beating through me with a life of its own.
I’m not a very patient person. I make no time for writer’s block or lingering in useless limbo over some plot issue or misbehaving minor character. I write pretty much to a tight schedule: this short...
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