The Scribophile Writing Blog
by Laura Preble • 4 comments
Who gets the last word on your edited manuscript? Hint: it's either you or the intuitive monkey.
If you’ve written much at all, you’ve had someone edit your work. Sometimes this is a semi-enjoyable experience, an exchange of ideas between two like minds who both have a professional attitude and h...
by Justin C. Key • 3 comments
Eight different stages where a writer learns to be a writer.
1) Reading. We all know reading is important. You have to study any craft you want to excel in. If you want to be a writer and don't know where to start, pick up a book. A good book is preferable....
by Nina Munteanu • 10 comments
At some point in the creative and revision process of polishing a story, you have to stop and show it to the world. Let your baby walk and stand on its own.
A student of mine once asked me how many drafts it took to get the final version of a story. I answered cagily: as many as you need. I wasn’t trying to be cheeky or elusive. In truth, this is a questi...
by Dan Tricarico • 7 comments
Add more horsepower to your verse power!
It's not an exaggeration to say that poetry saved my life. It can be one of the most intimate and rewarding types of writing. I never feel as connected to myself or the world as when I’m trying to c...
by Laura Preble • 12 comments
What's appropriate for young adult fiction? Should physical intimacy be "real" or should writers sanitize for your protection?
When I was a teenager, people always checked out books with dirty scenes from the library. That was probably because all my friends were geeky readers, but still. The good parts were always dog-eare...
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