L.A. Kennedy

Beyond the story

Alex Huntly Do you sometimes struggle with creative roadblocks? Do you find it difficult to get all your ideas down on paper? You might sketch a couple of ideas before you stop and think “I’m going nowhere.” I know this happens to a lot of creatives, it happens to me too. Here’s a simple technique …

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By Harry Guinness Writing is hard, but don’t overlook the difficulty — and the importance — of editing your own work before letting others see it. Here’s how. The secret to good writing is good editing. It’s what separates hastily written, randomly punctuated, incoherent rants from learned polemics and op-eds, and cringe-worthy fan fiction from …

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We came across the following article by Stephen King a little while ago on a number of different websites. We believe it was originally published in a 1986 edition of The Writer magazine and republished in the 1988 edition of The Writer’s Handbook. We reproduce it here for educational purposes only.  I. The First Introduction …

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Write what you want to read: If you yourself wouldn’t pick up the book or story you’re writing and read it with joy, then you shouldn’t’ be writing it. Write with intention: All writing has a purpose – and it needs a purpose if you want your writing to get better and read as something …

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