Writing Resources

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  1. KT Samurai

    KT Samurai The Peacemaker
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    This is a collection of writing-related resources designed to help you bring your ideas to life.

    Creative Writing
    The hero with a thousand faces. A great place to start, but by no means the only way to write.


    This sticky is a work in progress. Feel free to add resources of your own!
     
  2. Alca

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    Stephen King's On Writing is a must in my opinion. You can start by reading through this little list which briefly covers the fundamentals and also talks a little about the process itself, but I recommend that any aspiring writer picks up the full book. It's a really comprehensive guide and practically invaluable. Stephen King doesn't actually happen to be my favourite author, but his style pretty much exemplifies everything about quality writing.
     
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    Not really a writing resource, but more of a hack (for lack of a better word): To get a feel for rhythm, voice, and technique, type out some passages from your favorite authors. I'm browsing a book of collected interviews with Hunter S. Thompson a friend gave me, and he keeps mentioning this as a way to work on your personal voice. It can even beat writer's block if you're stuck in a rut.
     
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    I tip I heard from I don't know who.

    If you know what's going to happen next, that's when you stop writing for the day.
     
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    ...How is that a good tip? A tip I have is never use the word "it" when that can be use to describe something.
     
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    It's so that you don't run out of things to write. We've all experienced it before. We write a ton one day and then the next day we have nothing to write so we end up benching the story for days or weeks.
     
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    Scribophile is a great, members-only website for writers. Not only do they have a ton of articles about the dos and don'ts of writing, you are able to share your writing for detailed critique in several different forms. A lot of indie authors have most of their editing done by peer critiques and I've seen a ton of authors on Scrib get published. A lot of their articles are written by famous authors and others by not so famous people. But, the stories you can read and become a part of are amazing. Plus there are a ton of helpful groups as well. Just a thought.
     
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