The Scribophile Writing Blog
by Justin C. Key • 4 comments
Don't worry, you'll be able to come back!
Write what you know. I don't disagree with that. What write you love. I don't disagree with that, either. Like any profession, you have to take advantage of your strengths. And sure, there will be wea...
by Nina Munteanu • 8 comments
No piece of writing is complete without submitting it to the scrutiny of revision.
No piece of writing is complete without submitting it to the scrutiny of revision. A colleague of mine once shared the story of what a student of hers had said about revision: it’s “like beating up a...
by Aimee Laine • 19 comments
Everything is better with a chaser ... both tequila and critiques. Just depends which you're following.
A note from Alex: This is the first post in a 3-part series of guest posts by the ever-awesome Aimee Laine. An author seeks to tell a story. A reader seeks to be entertained, educated, fascinated,...
by Dan Tricarico • 11 comments
Learn to realize your dreams with the HAVE/DO/BE continuum.
A college teacher of mine once drew three columns across the chalkboard (this was in the days when dry erase whiteboards were still science fiction) and labeled the columns with the words HAVE, DO, an...
by Laura Preble • 13 comments
Writers need time like junkies need heroin. How do you get your fix?
I was writing a scene that took place in a concentration camp. My eyes were closed, I was channeling a character’s visceral reaction to the brutality, sensory details were pouring in, and then— “...
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