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by Dan Tricarico • 16 comments
Are You There, Bernadette Peters? It's Me, Danny.
When I was thirteen years old I had an industrial-sized crush on Bernadette Peters and, in a burst of pre-adolescent exuberance, I fired off a fan letter. Ignorant of the ways of Show Business, I add...
by Nina Munteanu • 18 comments
Characters help the writer achieve empathy and commitment from the reader. Characters are really why readers keep reading. If the reader doesn’t invest in the characters, she won’t really care what happens next.
Your story lives and breathes through your characters. Through them your premise, idea and your plot come alive. Characters give your story meaning; they draw in the reader who lives the journey throu...
by Dan Tricarico • 13 comments
Today's topic: Poetry and NaNoWriMo
It’s been awhile since I’ve been able to get to the gym. The Scrib Gym, I mean. The last time I was in an actual gym, I think Eisenhower was in office and Patsy Cline was on the charts. But I digr...
by Alex Cabal • 17 comments
Congratulations to the winners, and make sure to check out our latest writing contest!
Announcing the winners of the Scribophile Television Show Writing Contest! Thanks to everyone who entered our last writing contest, and thanks to flash fiction master Len Kuntz for taking the time ou...
by Laura Preble • 2 comments
When you write, do you need to rest after completing a project? Or do you charge back into the fray immediately?
To paraphrase the Bard: “To write, or not to write, that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous rejection, Or to take arms against a se...
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