Monthly Archives: July 2017

3 Things That Make a Great 1st Line

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Morgan S. Hazelwood The title of this sounds pretty lofty, doesn’t it? For those of you who don’t have a finished manuscript, though, this might not be so useful. Write your…

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Do We Need to Write a Consequence for Every Action?

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? by Jean M. Cogdell A reaction for every action? Large or small? The short answer is yes. I think so. Once I grasp this concept, things began going a little smoother. Now…

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Everything That Will Tempt You to Quit Writing–and How to Deal with It

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? by Meg Dowell Pursuing a career in writing comes with plenty of obstacles. Overcoming those obstacles — especially when your barriers involve other people — can be overwhelming. The stress of trying…

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Getting Yourself to Write

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? by Shelley Widhalm Writing can be a struggle for writers of all levels, from beginning to professional. The struggle has a dreaded name: writer’s block. Writer’s block refers to not being able…

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What Can You Write in 15 Minutes?

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? by Kelsie Engen Writers can mostly agree that writing is a time consuming process. You write a first draft, step back, revise into a second draft, send out for feedback (beta readers…

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Pens Annual Outing – 2017

The Canals of Birmingham A sunny day helped to give everyone a very sunny disposition for the outing. All 12 of us arrived well in time for our outing from Brindley Place. Although we are all from the area and … Continue reading

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How to Instantly Add Depth to Your Story

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Kathryn Write What You FEEL Because of reasons, I’m going to dive back into the importance of “show, not tell”. What are the reasons? Well, I’m not going to talk about…

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Hooking the Reader with a Killer Opening to Your Book

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Helena Fairfax This is another topic that has made me take a good look at my own writing. My first thought is that it’s vital to have an opening that hooks…

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Write Like No One is Reading

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Liam Cross Writing, just like anything else in life, must be done to please oneself. Must be done to let one take the sinews of their heart and the breath of…

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How to Take Criticism and Turn It into Growth in 5 Steps

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? by Daniella Levy It hurts to hear people say negative things about something you poured your heart and soul into. It hurts to recognize that you are not perfect at what you…

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