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by Dan Tricarico • 22 comments
Reading Grisham's novel The Chamber FELT like a death sentence!
John Grisham taught me not to read. Over ten years ago, I was attempting to schlog through John Grisham’s third novel The Chamber. I loved the movie version of The Firm and memories from the movi...
by Laura Preble • 10 comments
Everyone has had to deal with it: the "real" job. How does working affect writing?
I have a photo of myself as a child, maybe age six, and I’m protectively covering a yellow legal pad, staring into the camera as if to say “you will not read this. It is private.” I’ve been writing s...
by Justin C. Key • 3 comments
Getting published is harder than finding alien life in the universe, so should we be trying something else?
With the economy the way it is, many college graduates don't have job offers this year, and as a result a lot of them are attempting to start their own businesses. I recently read Outliers by Malcolm...
by Nina Munteanu • 28 comments
One of the best ways to have less clutter in your writing is to simplify it. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to be a Spartan and write sparingly like Hemingway.
Heighten pace, tension, and interest in your story by removing “clutter” and writing purposefully. One of the best ways to have less clutter in your writing is to simplify it. This doesn’t necessar...
by Dan Tricarico • 9 comments
It's time to work it! Feel the burn!
A few weeks ago I introduced a little game called The Scrib Gym: I post a prompt, you write and post a response. The contributions to last month’s gym were incredibly well-written and entertaining....
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