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Jul 03, 2019

Creative Writing Activities For Teachers

Original creative writing activities for the classroom or workshop

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Jul 02, 2019

A Novel Synopsis: How to Craft One

A novel synopsis, written always in the present tense, will reduce 90,000 words to fewer than five pages as interesting as the original.

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Jun 24, 2019

Campie by Barbara Stewart

Campie, by Barbara Stewart: An intriguing memoir about working in an Alberta oilfield camp

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Jun 23, 2019

Creative Writing Help and Resources

Creative writing help and resources for writers and teachers from author Pearl Luke.

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Jun 23, 2019

What is Creative Writing? Three Vignettes by Katherine J. Barrett

What is Creative Writing? This question might best be answered by showing, not telling, as in the three creative writing examples here.

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Jun 23, 2019

Story Starters: Fictional Beginnings to Inspire and Instruct

Inspiring story starters for adult fiction writers. See how professionals start their stories and create interesting first lines of your own.

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Jun 22, 2019

Writing Revisions: When to Tackle Them

Writing Revisions: Work on them as you write, or wait until you finish a draft? Advice from Pearl Luke, author.

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Jun 19, 2019

681 Cliches to Avoid in Your Creative Writing

681 Cliches to avoid in your creative writing.

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Jun 19, 2019

The Best Creative Writing Process

The creative writing process is personal. Real writers write, and they don't give up until they succeed.

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Jun 19, 2019

Passive Verbs: Avoid Them and Breathe New Life Into Your Fiction

Passive Verbs: How to avoid them and use 'was' and other 'to be' verbs correctly when you must.

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Jun 19, 2019

Participles: Bothersome Verbs

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

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Jun 18, 2019

Book Writing Tips for Career Writers

Book Writing Tips for Serious Writers Who Want a Career Writing

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Jun 18, 2019

Becoming a Writer Has Never Been Easier

Creative individuals often ask if becoming a writer is difficult. The answer is no. If you want to become a writer, it is within your control to become one.

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Jun 18, 2019

A Bare Bones Autobiography Outline

This bare bones autobiography outline template uses two key failures and a success, the classic three-act dramatic structure.

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Jun 16, 2019

Tight Writing Gets Published

Editors demand tight writing, and anything less will not be read. Learn how to cut fat and self-edit.

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Jun 05, 2019

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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Jun 05, 2019

Which Creative Writing Program Do You Recommend

Pearl: I am a beginning fiction writer and I am interested in getting a creative writing degree to better prepare me for writing novels. What Canadian

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Jun 04, 2019

Fiction Rejections

I was interested in submitting my story to your website, but apparently I'm well over the Max limit for the character count. I was interested in gettting

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Jun 04, 2019

How to organize all my writing pages!

As I write, more of my story is revealed. How do I pick a direction or explore a new direction without getting lost? Also, I'm having trouble keeping

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Apr 18, 2015

Novel Immersion: Write a novel. Receive valuable feedback.

Novel Immersion: Write a novel alongside a professional and receive regular feedback

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Mar 28, 2015

Carolyn Pledge Amaral Writes Winning Short Story

Carolyn Pledge Amaral Wins for her humorous and intriguing story about divorce, The Root of the Matter

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Dec 18, 2014

Self Publishing Ebooks: Six Tips for Self Publishing Online

Anyone self publishing ebooks will want to be aware of online self publishing options and to know which self publishing companies offer the best options and support.

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Nov 04, 2014

Our Best Reads and Reviews

Book clubs will enjoy these best reads

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Oct 28, 2014

Review of Who by Fire by Fred Stenson

Who by Fire is a story with weight and heat, an absorbing and finely nuanced novel from an author unmistakably in his writing prime. It drills straight to the heart.

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Sep 13, 2014

Sample Writing Feedback

Sample of writing feedback provided to a creative writer after a manuscript review by Pearl Luke, author of Madame Zee

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