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This 'Creative Writing Blog' is utilitarian, meant to show at a glance what's new to the site. If something strikes me, I write a short note about it. If I add a page to the site, or update existing pages, they're all listed here.

All the creative writing tips and articles remain here until they are bumped off by newer items, so checking back regularly will keep you up to date on changes, and permanent articles can always be found through the sitemap or internal links.

Every time I update the Creative Writing Contests page the link shows up here, and this is also where I add some of the tidbits that I post on Twitter.

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Jul 23, 2014

Review of Scribendi Freelance Copy Editing for Creative Writers

24/7 Freelance Copy Editing for Students, Creative Writers, and Business--Review tested and cost effective option

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Jul 23, 2014

Do I Need a Writing Course?

Is it necessary to attend writing courses in order to improve writing style. Having just got one rejection for my novel I feel I need some guidelines as

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Jul 20, 2014

Creative Writing Degree Programs in Canada and the United States

Canadian and US Creative Writing Degree Programs

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Jul 09, 2014

Short Story and Creative Writing Contests and Competitions

Short Story and other creative writing contests and competitions with big cash prizes like the ones below can provide a real step up for writers. Writing competitions can jumpstart a career.

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Jul 08, 2014

Creative Writing Resources

Creative writing resources for hours of inspiration, tips, activities, help, and entertainment for creative writers.

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Jun 17, 2014

Online Writing Courses

Online writing courses and classes

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Jun 17, 2014

Creative Writing Class Online ~ Read to Write

This creative writing class online uses reading, writing instruction, and assignments to teach writers how to improve creative writing skill andtechnique through careful analysis of existing literature.

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Jan 20, 2014

Mentoring Rates

Mentoring Rates--services and rates for writing feedback, assessment, and courses

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Jan 20, 2014

Writing Contests: How to Win More, Spend Less

Approach creative writing contests with winning attitude and adequate preparation. Know what editors want in a winning story. Avoid the frustrating experience of rejection and non-responsiveness.

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Jan 11, 2014

Participles: Bothersome Verbs

Participles: When to use them, when to avoid them in your creative writing

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Jan 09, 2014

Editing Novels: The First Three Chapters Manuscript Evaluation.

Editing novels. The First Three Chapters manuscript evaluation will quickly and inexpensively determine whether your novel is ready to send out to an agent.

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Jan 08, 2014

Scene Questions Hold Reader Interest

How to Raise Scene Questions to Capture and Hold Reader Interest in Any Story

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Nov 12, 2013

Can a short story collection be changed to a novel?

Have you ever moved a short story collection to a novel successfully? I have tried for years to publish my story collection and received the same response

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Nov 11, 2013

Author as Publisher

I'm at the tail end of writing my final draft and was looking for a publisher and came across many obstacles. things that first time authors often endure,

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Aug 09, 2013

Has the Twitter Novel Tweetered Out?

The Twitter novel was an intriguing new form in 2008/2009, but where are the Twitter novels now?

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Aug 09, 2013

The Creative Writing Masters Degree: How Important Is It?

A creative writing masters degree is not necessary become a published writer, but as a step toward a successful creative writing career, a creative writing degree can't hurt.

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Jul 21, 2013

Space and Punctuate Dialogue Correctly: Creative Writing Success Tips

Creative Writing Success Tips: How to Punctuate Dialogue Correctly. Creative writers: Learn these few rules of punctuation to write dialogue with clarity.

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May 26, 2013

Lee Kvern Wins First Prize in 2012 Hazel Hilles Memorial Short Fiction Award

Lee Kvern wins First Prize in 2012 Hazel Hilles Memorial Short Fiction Award

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May 06, 2013

Pursue your creative writing dreams with creative writing tips, help, and resources from novelist Pearl Luke.

creative writing website with creative writing tips and ideas, writing prompts, writing activities, character name generator, and more to help anyone write better.

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Apr 29, 2013

Where to Read Short Stories Online

Read short stories online. Links to high quality online fiction, the best new literary fiction online offered by the Book Trust, publishers, universities, and quality online journals.

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Apr 16, 2013

Writing Dialogue with Tension

Writing Dialogue with Tension

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Apr 16, 2013

681 Cliches to Avoid in Your Creative Writing

500 Cliches to avoid in your creative writing. Writing that relies heavily on cliches is considered poor or lazy writing. Editors may reject creative writing on the basis of too many hackneyed words and phrases alone.

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Apr 16, 2013

Creative Writing Quotes.

Creative Writing Quotes to inspire Creative Writers. Quotations about writing, words, paragraphs and motivation.

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Apr 16, 2013

Creative Writing Activities

Original creative writing activities for the classroom or workshop.

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Apr 16, 2013

Sitemap for Be a Better Writer and Pearl Luke.com

Sitemap for Be a Better Writer and Pearl Luke

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